Thread: Why do YOU think Aikido Sucks??
1/16/2013 1:26pm, #31
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1/16/2013 1:28pm, #32
1/16/2013 1:28pm, #33
The "my art is PEACEFUL so it nullifies all those nasty, aggressive warrior arts" is really a bunch of New Age hippie nonsense sullying what was probably once a more alive, effective art.
That's as bad as the "my art is HIGHLY COMPLEX so it nullifies all those nasty, aggressive, simple fighting arts" people.
"Peaceful" and "highly complex" do not make for effective martial arts, imho.
1/16/2013 1:36pm, #34
I've had Aikido Ka lecture me on how to avoid conflict and they're perplexed when I told them they suck at it.
1/16/2013 1:40pm, #35
1/16/2013 6:37pm, #36"So, yeah, Zen teachers may well insult you, work you to the bone, hit you with sticks, shout verbal abuse at you, and punch the **** out of you.
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1/16/2013 6:44pm, #37
Come on, Aikido is awesome! Steven Segal? Especially 1980's-1990's Steven Segal? Those movies rocked!
What I do hate though is particular Aikidoka. Well, not them per say, but their attitude.
Specifically the "hollier than thou" attitude. This irritation is exacerbated by the fact that they refuse to back up their condecending **** talk with actions and instead simply crank the arrogance up a notch.
The truth is most of the ones I've met would be ill served in a real, agressive altercation. The ones I've met who could fight had only gotten to that level after a decade or more of study. This is plainly innefective teaching. If you're saftey is on the line right now, you need to learn how to defend yourself right now. Not in ten years. NOW!
But I don't "hate" Aikido as long as the person talking to me about it is not doing so through their nose.
1/16/2013 7:06pm, #38
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1/16/2013 11:17pm, #39
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I don't train Aikido, because I train martial arts to learn to fight and compete, and generally speaking Aikido does neither of those things (lack of alive, pressure tested training and the silly "too deadly for competition" idea). If you like the mental exercise of it or whatever, more power too you.
The problem arises when people think that learning a choreographed fight means they know how to fight. I know I learned the fallacy of that assumption when I brought by sweet Tae Kwon Do skillz to a kickboxing gym.
Kata and compliant drills may have a place in martial arts (even that is questionable) but ignoring the fighting part of fighting means you cannot fight.
1/17/2013 12:44am, #40