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Old 09-24-2004, 01:26 AM   #24
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Re: Aikido no good for self defense??

Steven Kane wrote:
I've been cruising some martial arts forums over at, and In most of the threads on Aikido there I've seen people call it a "weak" art. Basically, they imply that Aikido is impractical for self defense. Even the co-founder of said that Aikido is ****. The people on the bullshido forums seem to be into Muay Thai and BJJ.

Anyways, I plan on joining my local dojo, not for self defense but because the classes look like a lot of fun.

However, I would like to know if there is any truth to what these guys are saying. I'm talking about the higher levels of Aikido, I know it takes years to master the techniques. But once you do master them is Aikido still impractical for self defense?
I posted this link in another thread this week. It's a very nice article, the second part covers some of your worries but read the whole thing.



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