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Old 12-27-2013, 01:24 AM   #11
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Presence of Aikido in Krav Maga?

There are techniques in krav maga that definitely resemble the waza of aikido. Aikido actually has a surprising amount of techniques that work well in a weapons support/disarming context. Surprise?

What I do not typically see in krav maga is aiki itself. They attack with their techniques, which means they are somewhat inappropriate and can be countered. If done correctly, aiki doesn't allow for that. One big benefit to the training is that they do not shy away from higher intensity levels. This tends to be lacking in many, if not most, aikido dojo.

"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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