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    I watched a Steven Seagull movie once, then I decided I liked good movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    I watched a Steven Seagull movie once, then I decided I liked good movies.
    Mamma Mia
    Dirty Dancing
    All About Steve
    Bride Wars
    Mr Wrong
    License to Wed
    Sex & The City 2
    Friends With Benefits
    Sweet November
    Maid in Manhattan
    Valentines Day
    He's Just Not That Into You
    Fools Gold
    Failure to Launch
    P.S. I Love You
    2 Weeks Notice
    The Wedding Planner
    You've Got Mail



    Each to their own I guess.
    Last edited by Ignorami; 1/18/2013 4:19am at .


    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

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    I am an aikidoka and hopefully I'm not an arrogant twat? I certainly dont go preaching to folks. However I dont think aikido completely sucks but you have to look at it realisticly. Its ok for self defense against knob heads and such but in the ring/cage yeah it sucks! I wouldn't try and make out its the deadly and that cus its not and the way some clubs train is so false its scary!

    As for dodging punches, sure thats one of the ideas, but you wouldn't go round bragging about it because your gunna look silly! Same could be said for a few other arts tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by St Matt View Post
    Its ok for self defense against knob heads and such
    How do you know?

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    How do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by St Matt View Post
    How do you think?
    Family arguments?

    ZIIIIIIIINNNNNNNG!


    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    Then in truth Aikido sucks for you. Aikido was never designed to teach beginners and you have no foundation to be able to use it. I use Aikido principals all the time but I'm also a blackbelt in several different systems.
    This is always the impression I got from Aikido too. I have seen people who can fight by blending their momentum with somebody else's, never opposing, etc., and when they spar or compete it looks graceful. I aspire to that.

    All of those people though got there through having amazing basics and putting in their ten thousand hours of real practice. They didn't get graceful by pretending to be so with compliant partners until one day they could do it with non-compliant partners. Most aikidoka have a "fake it til you make it" approach to martial arts practice.

    (I did over a year of aikido while having a useless black belt and have seen plenty.)
    It seems to me that the Sanjuriu Martial Art is not in guestion, but, rather the character of Mr. Galt.
    -AkidoMom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignorami View Post
    Family arguments?

    ZIIIIIIIINNNNNNNG!
    Pffft no martial art is effective against my girlfriend nevermind my mother!!!

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    There's a time in any fight when it's appropriate to meet force with force and there are times when it is just as appropriate to avoid such force. The problem with most if not 99.999% of aikidoka, is that they fail to grasp this concept because it's not included in their day to day training. Thus they see force on force as wrong. Despite the fact that many martial traditions have a greater bias toward this methodology.

    I studied both Iwama and Aikikai versions of Aikido to middle senior dan grade. I never had issues with what I was studying (but then by background isn't run of the mill) so I see where aikido fails as a means of fighting.

    For some reason Aikido seems to attract a larger number of budo-snobs, perhaps that's to do with the whole ideological thing of Ueshiba - who really knows. What I do know for sure, is that it isn't the physical discipline's fault - it's people who are the weak part of the equitation. IE their attitudes.
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    Jeebus..
    This is like the human equivalent of those dog obedience shows.
    It also shows that some MA's are just bad for your brain health.

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