Look at this Aikido.
I found this guy a few months ago during my obligatory newbie STYLE VS. STYLE obsession.
While it's certainly not the Second Coming of the Gracie Challenge, I think that this is basically a positive thing for Aikido. I guess it looks like ugly Judo, but I lack the perspective to be knowledgeable the mystical and secretive arts of grappling.
So here's the part where you all get to laugh at me and tell me how stupid and wrong I am.
OMG the fat black belt ref chick wins!!!!
She got her black belt from the Buffalo Wild Wings down the street.
all these karate folks sure dont look like black blets
that one asian girl is the only legit lookign one and that may just be because she is asian and my perspective is skewed here
Fair Play for them having a go
but the first one looks like someone with 6 months Judo
Originally Posted by marcwagz
Message to all karateka:
Next time your fighting an aikidoka, trying PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE.
Not the ribs. The face.
So I guess aikido is worth studying if you're worried about Shotokan clinchwork.
A traditional shotokan takedown usually involves waiting for your opponent to slip on the dust-covered gymnasium floor while throwing a hook kick or high roundhouse.
Originally Posted by Permalost
That was my experience when I did it, at least.
so aikido works if-
everyone you fight is about 20/30 pounds lighter than you
has no grappling ability
you only use ugly looking bad judo
You know, I am a firm believer that "alive training" is not pretty, but goddamn hell...this is, in short, retarded. The pretentious asshole in the glasses IS the shitty assed problem with some martial arts. That being said, I am excited that they are training. Now punch each other in the faces!