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Old 03-22-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Can we see that aikido is all over the place in MMA?

Dan Richards wrote:
The reason people don't think aikido works, is because most people don't know what real aikido is. And the reason most people don't think they see aiki used in boxing and MMA, is because most people have no idea what to look for. If you know what to look for, you can see aiki applied all over the place at the top levels of competition.
I absolutely agree.

Anderson Silva uses aiki and outclasses professional fighters... and is getting better at age 38!

As a pointer to seeing it, I would suggest to look for "non-randomness."

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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