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Old 02-02-2007, 09:08 AM   #48
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Re: aikido vs muay thai sparring video

Michael Varin wrote:
I like your multi-tool reference. . . but I think you are misunderstanding my intentions. I don't profess aikido or any other art to be all encompassing. I wasn't knocking MMA techniques or the sport. I wasn't even making a statement about practicality. Nor was I suggesting how anyone should train.

I said I don't believe the techniques of aikido make sense in one-on-one empty-hand situations. I believe they do make sense in supporting the use of weapons, and if you like aikido it might be worth exploring. You may find that a more honest practice can develop if you put these techniques into their environment.

In a world where carrying swords is common, do these remain high percentage techniques? Do they offer a universal (here comes that Gerber again) set of tools?

in a world where guns are common, do martial arts have any viablity?

- Don
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" - Albert Einstein
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