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Old 05-19-2020, 11:05 AM   #1
Dojo: Jiwuwasa Aikido Coos Bay Oregon
Location: Coos Bay Oregon
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 5
Ki Symbol Aikido mix with other martial arts

[ My English is not really good but I will try my best to explain]
I teach Aikido to afterschool kids from low income families for free. What I found out that most kids start Aikido then pull out because the parents want them to do other style.
In the little town that I am from, almost everyone want to do MMA . Only few have interest in Doing Aikido, with a twist .I think one of the problem is the language { Japanese].
I don't want to disrespect the arts but I mixed Aikido with Kafa [ Island Martial Arts], Judo, karate . People respond was outstanding . I just want some input from you.
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:47 AM   #2
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 648
Re: Aikido mix with other martial arts

Hi Veikune
I see no problem with mixing your Aikido with a sprinkling of other techniques.
Most of the early teachers that I studied with from the 1950s were nearly all Judoka and this showed in their tight positive technique, Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 8th dan Judo and 1937 all Japan 5th dan Champion, Masahilo Nakazono 6th dan KodoKan Judo - Tadashi Abe - Kazuo Chiba.
I would suggest you do what is best for your needs.
Time will tell if a student wants to follow the path of Aikido or any other martial art.

Henry Ellis Shihan
Co-author of ` Positive Aikido`
Admin: British Aikido History Blog

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