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Old 02-16-2003, 11:58 PM   #1
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Sparring against other styles

Has any of you aikidoka's ever sparred with someone of another style of MA. i was just wandering how it fared and all.

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Old 02-17-2003, 01:35 AM   #2
Ta Kung
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I've done a great deal of sparring. Mostly with Karatekas and Taekwon-doists. I'd say that Aikido isn't made for sparring. It's really hard to use it that way. It's not impossible, but it is hard.

Funny point; I once did a kote gaeshi, but my partners glove came off. I was just about to throw him when it came off, so I just stood there with the glove in my hand. Then he hit me. lol

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Old 02-17-2003, 02:23 AM   #3
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Why, just the other day I was squaring off against this level 9 and 1/2 Yellow Bamboo practitioner...and damn if I didn't get the equivalent of US$19.99 sucked out of my wallet. Got a cool keychain out of it, though...

Seriously, I'm sure a quick search through the archives will get you some war stories.

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