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  • People bash aikido but im interested...

    What's aikido like? Is it highly effective? I heard it's basically jujitsu without strikes?

  • #2
    There are strikes in Aikido. It is an art that works your mind as well as your body, and takes a lot of time and dedication to be able to perform the techniques effectively. But once you learn the techniques, some would argue that there is nothing more effective.

    Aikido is something to get into if you like Martial Arts for the art, not sport.

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    • #3
      dude, go to barnes and Noble or borders, go to the martial arts section and read a book or at least look at the pictures. then decide for yourself if it's effective.

      Just because it's effective for someone else doesn't mean it will work for you.
      Just because it doesn't work for you doesn't mean it won't work for someone else.

      All arts get bashed. All Styles get bashed. ask 100 people and you will get 100 opinions.

      You will never learn what is effective from asking on a forum.

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      • #4
        TKD not very resourceful for a 16 yr old BB


        http://www.aikidoonline.com/

        http://www.aikiweb.com/

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        • #5
          I already owned a full time martial arts school when I was 16, I learned back then asking for other peoples opinions was a dead end street. Better to go out and do rather than sit back and talk.

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          • #6
            excessive - you are 100% correct opinions are like assholes -everyone has one. A truth for one person is not a truth for another.

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            • #7
              Aikido, for me, is very effective. It's throws can be very devestating if done correctly.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tai Chi Fighter
                Aikido, for me, is very effective. It's throws can be very devestating if done correctly.

                "very effective" meaning what, I wonder?

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                • #9
                  In Ferro Veritas...

                  Originally posted by IPON
                  excessive - you are 100% correct opinions are like assholes -everyone has one. A truth for one person is not a truth for another.

                  In the sword is truth...




                  We all bleed.

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                  • #10
                    Well, I live in a bad part of Kansas City. I have been attacked on the streets numerous times(and come out unscathed only once). Using Aikido I was able to disarm an attacker using a knife. He lunged at me with his arm, I dodged, grabbed his arm and side stepped while shifting my weight to my left. I threw him to the ground and got out of there.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tai Chi Fighter
                      Using Aikido I was able to disarm an attacker using a knife. .

                      Assuming I'm impressed with the "bad side of Kansas City", what do you mean by "using Aikido"? Did you execute a perfectly identifiable set of Aikido techniques?

                      Aren't you "Tai Chi Fighter"?

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                      • #12
                        Of course it is not perfect. Yes my name is Tai Chi Fighter, but that does not mean that Tai Chi is the only style I practice.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tai Chi Fighter
                          Of course it is not perfect. Yes my name is Tai Chi Fighter, but that does not mean that Tai Chi is the only style I practice.

                          Do you see what I'm getting at?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jubaji
                            Do you see what I'm getting at?
                            not quite.....

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                            • #15
                              Who

                              ...bashes aikido?___(people that like to bash, perhaps!).

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