Thread: Aikido ballet!
6/03/2006 12:55pm, #31I love Aikido I really do but I equally really dislike the idiocy and egotistic eejits who often hide behind philosophy as an excuse not to engage in hard practice.
I'm enjoying exploring the spiritual side of aikido and seeing what works with me and what doesn't but your last comment is bang on. One should never hide behind the philisophical stuff if your telling yourself that you're taking aikido for self defense or martial reasons.
Nothing can replace hard practice, ever. Talking about giving and recieving energy is great but until you and someone swinging at you for real it's all talk.
Some would argue (and I've seen the arguments here and otherwise) that study of a system with no modern practicality is in their eyes a waste of time and effort.. Each to their own I say; the same can be said for aikido, indeed I do often say the same.
edit: a question for you
That said, if many students of aikido placed less emphasis on spiritual development and the ideological philosophy of Ueshiba M. I feel their understanding of practicality (or its lacking) would be more prevalent.
How do you feel Aikido makes for a self defense, when mixed with another "modern" or physical martial arts such as jujitsu, judo or taekwondo? (For example)
Do you feel someone can mix the combined martial arts well enough to cover for said martial arts various weaknesses and make an effective self defense platform?
Last edited by vigilus; 6/03/2006 1:18pm at .
6/03/2006 2:20pm, #32Aikido as it is generally trained now can be a good martial art for dealing with certain type of attacks that may occur in a situation. However the lack of true resistant competition does not allow an aikidoka only practitioner the opportunity to learn the timing issues and subtleties that can only be experienced through such pressure testing competition.
6/03/2006 3:22pm, #33
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What competitions are we talknig about? Tomiki knife attack comps?
I would need to see video of what you're talking abotu to comment on.
Last edited by Goju - Joe; 6/03/2006 3:33pm at .
6/03/2006 3:29pm, #34
I'll look for it later. I wasn't talking about toshu(tanto) randori. At least I think it's called toshu randori. Anyway I'll look for it later. Umm I don't think people could or would want to throw someone if they had a knife in their hand.
6/03/2006 3:33pm, #35
Opps toshu is barehanded randori. Tanto randori is what you were talking about Joe.