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Old 07-23-2004, 06:51 AM   #7
Dojo: northeast aikikai
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 34
Re: Poll: Which art do you think is more physically effective - judo or aikido?

I agree the question is not sufficiently clear to allow accurate interpretation of the responses. I have done both, finding judo to be more like Greco-Roman wrestling- competitive, arduous, and not as focused on re-directing uke as aikido is. Aikido is more effective as a self-defense art and encounters far more different scenarios. So the responses are predictably going to be varied since the meaning of 'effectiveness' is not detailed.
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