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  1. wytstal is offline

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    akido and bjj

    This has most likely been done before but has anyone crosstrain in both akido and bjj? Do they compliment each other and what problems have you faced?
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    I crosstrained in both for a time. Both arts complement each other and are based in similar principles. Problems? none of real importance.
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    Roy Dean is an Aikido and BJJ black belt. I believe he has a DVD on just that.
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     Style: Aikido; BJJ.

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    I train them both, and see them as perfect accompaniments: I apply the same principles in BJJ as in aikido, and the sparring in BJJ has certainly helped me to develop a stronger centre, and hips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgeous George View Post
    I train them both, and see them as perfect accompaniments: I apply the same principles in BJJ as in aikido, and the sparring in BJJ has certainly helped me to develop a stronger centre, and hips.
    I'm curious to know what techniques you find applicable within the Aikido skill set, which are useful within BJJ ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgeous George View Post
    I train them both, and see them as perfect accompaniments: I apply the same principles in BJJ as in aikido, and the sparring in BJJ has certainly helped me to develop a stronger centre, and hips.
    G.J.?
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     Style: Aikido; BJJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
    I'm curious to know what techniques you find applicable within the Aikido skill set, which are useful within BJJ ?
    It's not so much specific techniques, as principles: relaxation; using the hips; connection...

    I did get a sankyo on someone, in my first class; I also submitted someone who's trained for three years, with a Kimura...
    Now, i'm starting to effect breaking the grip when someone tries for wrist control; I use a kind of, irimi motion, and a cutting down and around, turning the wrist over into a textbook nikkyo.

    I'm also relatively difficult for people to push me onto my back.

    @DCS: yes.
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    Welcome. You'll surely enjoy this place.
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    Welcome. You'll surely enjoy this place.
    Ha. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgeous George View Post
    It's not so much specific techniques, as principles: relaxation; using the hips; connection...

    I did get a sankyo on someone, in my first class; I also submitted someone who's trained for three years, with a Kimura...
    Now, i'm starting to effect breaking the grip when someone tries for wrist control; I use a kind of, irimi motion, and a cutting down and around, turning the wrist over into a textbook nikkyo.

    I'm also relatively difficult for people to push me onto my back.

    @DCS: yes.
    Not sure where you're based but have you heard of Rik Ellis or trained with him? Hes a pro MMA fighter and a black belt in Aikido, he does very well in the cage.
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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