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    The Real Aikido + ninja outfit

    Actually as far as a demo goes this is pretty good in that they're somewhat realistic (albeit choreographed) attacks and quick responses with no no-touch stuff

    But the guy's still dressed as a Ninja

    (the comments say this was for a police special forces demo or something.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD_Xqo5iT3Q&
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    wow...im not disgusted for once after watching a ninja clip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
    Actually as far as a demo goes this is pretty good in that they're somewhat realistic (albeit choreographed) attacks and quick responses with no no-touch stuff

    But the guy's still dressed as a Ninja

    (the comments say this was for a police special forces demo or something.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD_Xqo5iT3Q&
    I'm sorry GoJu - Joe I didn't find it realistic one bit. Techniques practised at increased speed doesn't make them more realistic, it just mean that they know them very well. It was especially the club/stick defense techniques I found to be highly unrealistic.
    It reminds me very much of some selfdefense classes I trained in for a year. When defending against someone with a blunt weapon, we always made big swings you could see coming as soon as they were initiated.

    I really don't believe you can make realistic demos of this kind unless you are sparring a 100% live on a stage. But definitely a cool ninja outfit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonHartigan
    I'm sorry GoJu - Joe I didn't find it realistic one bit. Techniques practised at increased speed doesn't make them more realistic, it just mean that they know them very well. It was especially the club/stick defense techniques I found to be highly unrealistic.
    It reminds me very much of some selfdefense classes I trained in for a year. When defending against someone with a blunt weapon, we always made big swings you could see coming as soon as they were initiated.

    I really don't believe you can make realistic demos of this kind unless you are sparring a 100% live on a stage. But definitely a cool ninja outfit.
    I don't disagree in that Aikido itself deals with a very limted range of attackc ( large over commited swinging or thrusting type of attacks) which is a very small range of attacks that can happen in a fight, although I think wide looping attacks are more likely with weapons than barehand.

    The reason from the Aikido point of view that I find these somewhat realistic (besides the absence of those mystical pant like things) is that the attacks are not coming a mile a way and the throws and responses are short and forcefull rather than elagant and gracefull movments that you see in almost all Aikido demos.

    If someone did attack that guy for real in that matter (you can have a seperate argument on weather how likely that is) I could see him doing something for real that actually resembles stuff he is doing in the demo. Which inturn puts this demo a lot higher than pretty much every other Aikido demo I see on the web.

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    the hissing in the background made my ears bleed

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    That's Aikido hissing technique

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
    I don't disagree in that Aikido itself deals with a very limted range of attackc ( large over commited swinging or thrusting type of attacks) which is a very small range of attacks that can happen in a fight, although I think wide looping attacks are more likely with weapons than barehand.

    The reason from the Aikido point of view that I find these somewhat realistic (besides the absence of those mystical pant like things) is that the attacks are not coming a mile a way and the throws and responses are short and forcefull rather than elagant and gracefull movments that you see in almost all Aikido demos.

    If someone did attack that guy for real in that matter (you can have a seperate argument on weather how likely that is) I could see him doing something for real that actually resembles stuff he is doing in the demo. Which inturn puts this demo a lot higher than pretty much every other Aikido demo I see on the web.
    True, compared to other aikido vids this one was pretty good. I also noted the "somewhat", which is why my tone was a lot nicer than it could have been.

    However, I think that the true lesson from this video is how incredible cool we would all look, if we walked around dressed up as ninjas. Ninjas ftw.

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