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Old 02-20-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
Tim Mailloux
Location: MA
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 48
Re: Which Martial Art for Kids - Aikido / Taekwondo / Karate / Judo ...

Judo for all the reasons stated above, and IMO it also takes less time to become proficient in basic judo than aikido.

FWIW I also feel that most aikidoka could also bennifit from some judo training. I remember having a conversation years ago with Dan Harden after my 2nd IT training workshop at his home dojo. I told him that I really hoped the IT stuff would help me really throw a resisting partner. Dan's response "if you want to learn how to actually throw someone go find a judo dojo." I did, and much to my pleasure and the displeasure of my fellow aikidoka he was right :-)
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