Thread: Aikido for MMA?
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:26 PM   #19
Chris Evans
Location: Berkeley, CA.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 169
Re: Aikido for MMA?

thank you for the information that lead me to this interesting site:
By Rik Ellis

I am a MMA / Aikido Cage Fighter..."

I'm interested in a local (Berkeley/Oakland) Aikido dojo that can integrate karate-do practices: Be able to work with kicks and punches (& their defenses) in an Aikido dojo. I think I can keep up with karate and attend an Aikido dojo about 3+ times per week.

They're plenty of karate-ka that pursue "delusional" karate for comfort and for health only (which is fine), but, if you're lucky, you can find enough advanced students that want to learn complete, a more truthful and practical, karate in some dojo: I assume Aikido to be the same, human nature being reliable, that they're Aikido dojo with some Aikido-ka that will work with "sharing" pain and managing fear, from "pressure" testing.

"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools."
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