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    Intro....

    Hey guys I thought Id say hello, the site as its good and its bad points but Id thought Id stop lurking and get my hands dirty in some of the threads.

    Im based in Lancashire, in the UK (thats the North West of England!) and Ive been doing Aikido for under a year. Just started on doing Iadio, do regular cardio work and Im looking for possibly a striking art in the near future.

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    You should pick up a grappling art in the future . That way you will have some martial training in grappling as well as striking .
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    I take it you dont rate aikido....?

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    Yo. Nice to see another Aikidoka on the board. Hopefully we will be able to cure you.

    BTW what are your goals in training martial arts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AikidoDeadlines
    BTW what are your goals in training martial arts?
    ......Spiritual enlightenment :adios:


    No, really if its a viable form of self-defence, and Im enjoying it, Im happy. I thought of keeping Aikido as a primary art, since it gives me a technical understanding of martial arts, and Im not primed for anything too rough at the mo. But like I say Im on the look out for something else, I have a soft spot for Wing Chun, but I understand that doesnt have many takers in this half of the net either. And worried that contrasting styles will mess me up.

    Cheers AikidoDeadlines, nice to meet you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by abclaret
    I take it you dont rate aikido....?
    Most people here don't. They think of aikido as pacifisit, crystal carrying sprout eating vegan hippies who can't fight.

    Now, you are in nobbie town so as long as you don't shoot your mouth off people should be nice to you, but you will need to grow a thick skin once you venture out of here because people will make fun of aikido.
    People often tell me that I fail to see the gravity of the situation.
    I see the gravity, and I say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by abclaret
    ......Spiritual enlightenment :adios:


    No, really if its a viable form of self-defence, and Im enjoying it, Im happy. I thought of keeping Aikido as a primary art, since it gives me a technical understanding of martial arts, and Im not primed for anything too rough at the mo. But like I say Im on the look out for something else, I have a soft spot for Wing Chun, but I understand that doesnt have many takers in this half of the net either. And worried that contrasting styles will mess me up.

    Cheers AikidoDeadlines, nice to meet you....
    Aikido mixed with _ng _un....

    I have no responce for that.:5eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhamma
    Most people here don't. They think of aikido as pacifisit, crystal carrying sprout eating vegan hippies who can't fight.
    While more than happy to defend my corner, I have to say I dont like the look of threads were newcomers are respected sorely because they slagg off Wing Chun and Aikido. Thats lame. I think Aikido as many weaknesses, but its the martial artist not the art that comes first. So while I am a vegan, Im certainly no pacifist.

    I know this entails an entirely new thread but since you dont like Aikido/Wing Chun as a mix, what in your opinion (or anyone elses for that matter) makes for a valid and practical Martial Art?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abclaret
    While more than happy to defend my corner, I have to say I dont like the look of threads were newcomers are respected sorely because they slagg off Wing Chun and Aikido. Thats lame. I think Aikido as many weaknesses, but its the martial artist not the art that comes first. So while I am a vegan, Im certainly no pacifist.

    I know this entails an entirely new thread but since you dont like Aikido/Wing Chun as a mix, what in your opinion (or anyone elses for that matter) makes for a valid and practical Martial Art?
    A valid and practical Martial Art is the one (or a combination thereof) that
    • gives you some substantial physical exhaustion after each and every class, and
    • gives you an understanding of what it feels like
      • to be punched/kicked/wacked in the head with a stick or other blunt thingies, or
      • to have your limbs, neck (or just about any bodily apendage) twisted in a abominably painful fashion, OR
      • being flipped and thrown to the ground

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    • gives you the tools to more or less **** somebody up while fully resisting you and trying to **** you up as well

    Anything else may be fun, but shouldn't constitute a valid and practical martial art IMO.
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