Aikido sucks. Pics of disaster proove it.
I was glad to see that March is Aikido sucks month. Why not kick things of with some pics of disaster; Aikido style. BTW if you find some quotes of disaster or links of disaster feel free to share. Does Aikido suck? A picture tells a thousand words...
The idea in Aikido, as I understand it, is to offer no resistance, or as little as possible. By offering no resistance you do not become part of the conflict but part of the resolution. After all Aikido is Conflict Resolution on a very real scale. My partner brings conflict into my world and I should seek only to bring resolution to the conflict. Sometimes the resolution is not harmful to the aggressor and sometimes the resolution may be deadly to the aggressor. That is his problem I only seek to find resolution and restore harmony to my universe. - Dennis Hooker.
(Great thread, there's bound to be a lot of disaster on it.)
Originally Posted by Ron Marshall
Location: Bangkok Thailand
Join Date: Oct 2001
...You have to understand that aikido techniques are very dangerous. Judo is a sport and all dangerous techniques have been eliminated, leaving only the ones that allow struggling with an opponent without too much risk. I have had much more injuries in aikido than in judo and much more serious ones. You will notice this yourself when you start practicing the hard way (if you find willing partners). That's why most people who know prefer a softer approach because they know where it leads.