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Old 04-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #11
Michael Varin
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Re: Can we see that aikido is all over the place in MMA?

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Richard Stevens wrote: View Post
So "aiki" is just good footwork, timing and distancing now? Why are people flocking to Dan Harden if a Muay Thai, BJJ practitioner like Anderson Silva can utilize "aiki" at a high level in combat sports?
This is where the conversation breaks down, because no one said that and if you aren't able to grasp that more is being discussed it becomes impossible to move forward.

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Richard Stevens wrote:
if a Muay Thai, BJJ practitioner like Anderson Silva can utilize "aiki" at a high level in combat sports?
Wow. Well...

There aren't many out there!

And trust that Anderson is on a level that far surpasses Dan Harden.

-Michael
"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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