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Old 01-29-2007, 08:54 AM   #28
MikeE
 
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Re: aikido vs muay thai sparring video

I found it interesting. I spend quite a bit of time training (sparring) with folks from other arts, just so I have a basic understanding of what they want in an altercation. I'm a firm believer that it comes down to the artist and not the art. One thing I saw that I warn my students about repeatedly: Don't get drawn into your opponents' game and rhythm. Once that happens, you will be moving outside your range of effectiveness. I saw the aikibudo guy get drawn in and tried to match movement with the muay thai guy.

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