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Old 01-30-2007, 03:01 AM   #32
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 591
Re: aikido vs muay thai sparring video

Szczepan Janczuk wrote:
ok it is true.
but if somebody from non-competitive environment face someone who is use to do sparrings every class, it is already big challenge. Simply to spontanously create techniques against non standard and random attacks is not that easy regardless of 'realness' of encounter.
I disagree. I've seen some students here in our class who don't regularly spar(Read go through hard sparring only 2-3 times a year) and still be able to hold their own against pancrase/shooto guys that spar 3-4 times a week. Sure they look like crap, but they don't lose their balance, they can take a hit, and they're hard to take down.

If you can't move spontaneously according to a move you haven't anticipated, then maybe your body hasn't been "conditioned" properly and you have to re-evaluate how you're training your body.

My two cents.
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