Hi every 1
They almost made me desperate and disappointed of Aikido.
Here are some of their quotations:
“Aikido doesn’t require fitness so most aikido players are old, fat and not strong enough”
“ you can not attack in aikido you just receiving and waiting what the attackers will do”
“ many aikido techniques depend on grabbing which is rarely happen in real fights”
“ aikido focuses on hands to applying its techniques and ignores the rest of the body, no kicks no punches no jumping”
“ aikido is only good for seminars and demonstrations”
“ aikido is too traditional, no body use sword in our world today”
“ aikido is a philosophy more than a combat way”
Aikido is not really useful for self-defence at first. Aikido is: The Way of Aiki. You are supposed to be discovering and developing your aiki
. The 'techniques' allow you to do that (if done with that in mind). Then, you will be able to control your opponent, especially if you put your aiki
into your Judo or Jujutsu waza
. Trouble is - few realize this.