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Old 06-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #40
Chris Li
 
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Re: No Competition in Aikido(excluding Tomiki)

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Corky Quakenbush wrote: View Post
Just a fun video - but think about this - gentlemen from the west curious about aikido have brought their camera crew on a "Rendezvous with Adventure!" They see this little old man doing some amazing things with his students. Later when the old man seems to be gone, they ask one of his senior students how his martial art stands up to a little "rough and tumble" and the student (maybe at the top of your lineage?) takes the bait, wanting to show himself perhaps as well as these big Americans, how effective Aikido is at winning the "rough and tumble" so he agrees to the match (competition)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2FQkyB6B-w (advance to 2:08)

beautiful aikido, no? lol - all in the name of proving...
I'm not sure what your point is here...is it "your Aikido will suck if you try to compete"?

If that's the case, then wouldn't it be better to address the "Aikido will suck" part rather than just avoiding situations in which your Aikido may suck?

Morihei Ueshiba, for example, was known to engage in the same kind of "matches", but maybe he did a little better...

Best,

Chris

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