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  1. aikiguy is offline

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    Why all the Aikido bashing?

    Out of curiousity, why does everyone here seem to have the opine that Aikido is not MA? Has anyone got anything to say that does involve trre-hugging, granola, or circle jerks? Or is this just the bandwagon thing where everyone mocks an art they have not studied, and i do NOT mean studied in the Academic sense, but in practical, or is it that aikido represents something other than using your fists to fight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aikiguy
    Out of curiousity, why does everyone here seem to have the opine that Aikido is not MA? Has anyone got anything to say that does involve trre-hugging, granola, or circle jerks? Or is this just the bandwagon thing where everyone mocks an art they have not studied, and i do NOT mean studied in the Academic sense, but in practical, or is it that aikido represents something other than using your fists to fight?
    1. Search function

    2. Because it doesn't work

    3. Many of us have studied it.
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    Lack of truly resistent / Alive training and the view of many Aikidoka that Aikido is a complete art that deals effectively with all ranges of fighting.

    Other than that it's fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by aikiguy
    Out of curiousity, why does everyone here seem to have the opine that Aikido is not MA? Has anyone got anything to say that does involve trre-hugging, granola, or circle jerks? Or is this just the bandwagon thing where everyone mocks an art they have not studied, and i do NOT mean studied in the Academic sense, but in practical, or is it that aikido represents something other than using your fists to fight?
    You can find answers to your question by either using the #@#%@!~! search function, or by gayishly trotting towards the end of the rainbow where a golden pot with all the answers you seek is guarded by a masturbating leprechaun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missile
    1. Search function

    2. Because it doesn't work

    3. Many of us have studied it.
    how can you say it does not work? there are countless ways to prove this, and there are countless people who have done it. and what is search function? forgive my ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    You can find answers to your question by either using the #@#%@!~! search function, or by gayishly trotting towards the end of the rainbow where a golden pot with all the answers you seek is guarded by a masturbating leprechaun.
    i'm sorry, that didn't address the question.... I never asked where the pot of gold was...
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     Style: Aikido

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
    Lack of truly resistent / Alive training and the view of many Aikidoka that Aikido is a complete art that deals effectively with all ranges of fighting.

    Other than that it's fine
    i will agree that it is not a complete art... but done correctly can protect you in most situations... cept for the ground o'course.
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    Countless? Who has made it work? Did it work on a fully resisting opponent?

    Name names now, and they better not be O-Sensei or Steven Segal.
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    Aikiguy, they're referring to the fact that Aikido doesn't work in a real fight. We all know it works just fine in the dojo.
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    Aikido is great for dealing with drunk guys and people you're larger than, without getting yourself into legal trouble.

    But it's not a fighting art and never should be confused with one.
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