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Old 11-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #10
gregg block
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Re: Recommended Cross Train in Aikido or BJJ?

I'm 4th dan Tae-Kwon-Do. Traditional TKD. is a great medium to long range art but gets a little "ify" short range and on the ground.So learning some other styles to compensate for this is certainly beneficial . I trained with a professional boxer years ago because TKD short range hand techniques are "ify" As far as BJJ vs Aikido. I can tell Aikido has helped me with Joint locks ect, but is also helping me learn a different philosophy of self defence. It's more than just pounding someone with speedy strikes and kicks. Yea, I can still do it but not like I could when I was 24 yrs old. Aikido is a little more like " fight smart not hard" and I also find it much more challenging.
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