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Old 04-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #36
Chris Li
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Re: Can we see that aikido is all over the place in MMA?

Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
What are you referring to when you say waza? Technique, like ikkyo nikkyo sankyo etc?

It seems to me like you are talking about extracting a single facet of aiki, packing it into waza, and then dumping the riai, or purpose of the art. I mean its a budo, you can't just rip the heart of it out and go use it for self-aggrandizement. What the heck is that about?

I am serious about all of these issues having been solved by the 1980s. You IP guys need to rewatch "Star Wars" and the original "Karate Kid."
You've mentioned this kind of thing a couple of times, but so far as I can see nobody's dumping anything. Who's ripping out hearts, and what are you talking about?

I haven't seen much self-aggrandizement, either, or maybe it's just that there's so much of that in the Aikido community anyway that I just didn't notice.



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