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    The martial art of falling down?

    Hrm... Six Years' Aikido training, vs. One Summer, Circus Arts Pratfall course. Barnum & Bailey for the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodhistate
    That the video is sped up makes it even more entertaining, but no matter what else, the ukes now how to fall and move. It looks like they are landing on a wooden stage. To flip yourself at speed and land from height, over and over again, without getting hurt, takes a lot of practice and skill. If you look at aikido as the art of falling down, it surely exceeds all others.
    Exceeds all other arts of falling down? I don't think the competition is very stiff. I am beginning to look at aikido as the art of being a crappy gymnast who watches too many kung foo movies and thinks he's a badass and secretly hopes he never gets into a real fight.:bs:

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    Blah blah blah hard styles blah Tomiki blah blah competition with resistance blah

    Yeah not much in the video to defend, although I still wouldn't pick a fight with that guy.

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    Wow...that second video is amazing. Next time I am wandering around barefoot, and I am attacked by a barefoot assailant I am so going to use that first technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGonzo
    Exceeds all other arts of falling down? I don't think the competition is very stiff. I am beginning to look at aikido as the art of being a crappy gymnast who watches too many kung foo movies and thinks he's a badass and secretly hopes he never gets into a real fight.:bs:

    I won't say you're wrong. But the one thing I got from Aikido was great uekemi and have benn able to step into CSW, BJJ, Judo, wrestliong and train the takedowns and throws at full speed with out getting hurt.

    So Aikido does a very good job with that.

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    I too credit aikido for not ever sustaining any types of injuries while training takedowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGonzo
    Exceeds all other arts of falling down? I don't think the competition is very stiff. I am beginning to look at aikido as the art of being a crappy gymnast who watches too many kung foo movies and thinks he's a badass and secretly hopes he never gets into a real fight.:bs:
    Did someone say GYMKATA???

    "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." H.L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungfujew
    Did someone say GYMKATA???
    I hope I can get that from Netflix!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olorin
    I hope I can get that from Netflix!
    SomethingAwful did a great "review" of it a while back... good god... the kill of karate...
    "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." H.L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
    I won't say you're wrong. But the one thing I got from Aikido was great uekemi and have benn able to step into CSW, BJJ, Judo, wrestliong and train the takedowns and throws at full speed with out getting hurt.

    So Aikido does a very good job with that.
    What's uekemi? Is that breakfalls? If so I know what you mean. I started with a BS martial art that used throwing techniques. Just about the only useful thing I learned was how to be thrown and not break my arm/head landing. Definitely useful.

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