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Old 09-25-2004, 12:27 PM   #1
Location: asheville nc
Join Date: Sep 2004
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aspects of aikido

i hear that aikido is loosing alot of its self defense aspects,i also hear that aikido is 90% atemi,is this REALLY true.
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Old 09-25-2004, 01:56 PM   #2
Dojo: Prairie-Aikikai
Location: Clive, IA
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 75
Re: aspects of aikido

I think it really depends on how a martial artist practices; whether the style is Aikido or not doesnt matter. I think Aikido in theory is one of the most practical martial arts. This could be because we first start with moving off the line of attack...from there, there are a infinite number of technqiues that can be performed (joint locks, throws, strikes,etc). If you have blended with the initial attack...you have control of the situation. What you do from there is up to you.
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Old 09-25-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
Dojo: Stockholms Aikidoklubb
Location: Stockholm
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 601
Re: aspects of aikido

Don't feed the.....

Josh has started at least 3 other threads with the same topic in the last days.
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Old 09-25-2004, 07:31 PM   #4
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Re: aspects of aikido

John, I believe that a practitioner of a "typical" Aikido style could greatly increase the practicality of what they're doing by doing some outside homework on striking.
It's not as much about you being able to strike, as about correcting your own perception of how the attacker can and will strike.

However, at your 3 month mark, I don't think you should scatter your focus in any other direction than your regular Aikido training. Yet.
This early, it is bound to only confuse you, frustrate you and your partners, and slow you down.
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Old 09-25-2004, 09:53 PM   #5
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Location: Florida Gulf coast
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: aspects of aikido

Don't believe everything you hear.

According to who? Based on what?

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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