Akido won't leave me alone
so when i decided to get serious about ma i searched for what i wanted to do which i found was grappling so i currently take bjj and private lessons in judo. but their is something about aikido/akijitsu that damn i wanna go put on those cool pants and throw people 100 feet in the air fight 15 guys with swords and in 3 moves destroy them all lol! does anyone else feel kind like this or wish aikido was more effective!
I agree with you on this. I haven't trained Aikido, but when I've visited Aikido schools or see it on TV, part of me says "I wish I didn't know better." I don't think this is limited to Aikido either. I think this mentality is the primary draw of most TMAs. As far as I know, TaeKwonDo is still the most practiced Martial Art in the USA. I think deep down every TKDer is just waiting for the opportunity to decapitate someone with a 360° spinning butterfly kick.
That said, if there is a draw for you, and you have the means and opportunity, take some Aikido. There's no harm in learning the art. The harm only comes from thinking that it makes you unfuckwithable.
welcome to Bullshido Ghostbushid0,
I too, feel the longing for matrix-rules-earth. That's what drew me to tma (Kung fu forms), before a guitarist friend took me to a SanShou/SanDa gym.
you should do what makes you happy. If you know what you're getting into, go for it.
I do Aikido because I enjoy it. If that's enough for you, do it!
You can always do something more fighty as well.
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
if u don't mind me asking what is it about aikido u enjoy (not knocking ur style ) just really curious!
I've been doing Judo for a little less than five years but my desire to do Judo goes back at least ten years. My initial grappling experience was through BJJ over ten years ago. Then, I ended up coming across one of those Judo vs. BJJ threads on rec-martial-arts and it peaked my interest in Judo. I didn't know what it was but when I researched it I felt compelled to do it. It took years before I could start but I knew Judo was for me.
Originally Posted by GhostBushid0
It sounds as if it's the same with you regarding Aikido. Don't let it concern you if Aikido is great "for da str33t". It should not matter. I used to rag on other martial arts but I don't anymore. People who spend a lot of time and effort in a martial art do so because they love it and not because they have some illusions of being a great fighter. Well, most don't anyway. If you find enjoyment from Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, or Five Animal Kung Fu then who cares what anyone else thinks!