Posted On:10/05/2011 11:00am
Originally Posted by Rock Ape
I don't have a drama with Chris, I just don't agree with his belief that aikido is a weapons retention art.
It's that simple.
Why are you so English all the time? It was a joke.
Watch and Shoot !
Posted On:10/05/2011 11:18am
What can I say ? :-)
"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
Posted On:10/05/2011 12:25pm
Man thanks guys.
Ever since I joined here I've been getting good advice, first to start doing Judo which was the best thing I've ever done (I'm visibly tougher now, the Judo fitness workout is insane, and I did O Soto Gari on a resisting 140KG Aikidoka and SMACK he went) then how I can make my Aikido better. I've really benefited from these forums.
Posted On:10/05/2011 1:35pm
Style: Trad Ju Jitsu
Good Lord, it's grown.
Quite by chance this was on You Tube last night. Their suggestion, not mine. I quite like it.
They look like they're trying and he issues a Strike - which caught my attention. To me it looks like the Ukes are committed to the attach and he is in control when contact is made.
Moving away from that, the Koichi Tohei excerpt. I seem to recall he was also a high Dan Judoka. In that vein, Uesheiba (sp?) was a Daito-ryo Adept. Have I point? I dunno except that both had a foundation in a hard style before the development of Aikido.
As Mister has his eyes open, enjoys what he's doing and also trains in Judo, why worry? He'll be fine. In the longer term, his Aikido will likely be all the better for it.
Posted On:10/05/2011 3:46pm
Now I have confidence to continue training again, knowing what I do isn't useless.
Thanks mate, you and the others of course.
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