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    Hello. First time poster with little martial arts experience. I like the concept of Aikido, using your opponents energy against them, and the fact that there is a heavy emphasis, I think, on non-destructive means of submission. However, it seems that the majority consensus here is that Aikido is mostly not suited for self defense. What would you suggest for an "Aikido-like" system that is also useful for self defense?

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    Woah. Alex Van Halen got huge. Join us... or die
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayz1006
    Hello. First time poster with little martial arts experience. I like the concept of Aikido, using your opponents energy against them, and the fact that there is a heavy emphasis, I think, on non-destructive means of submission. However, it seems that the majority consensus here is that Aikido is mostly not suited for self defense. What would you suggest for an "Aikido-like" system that is also useful for self defense?
    Firstly, lurk more post less.

    Secondly, punch your TKD instructor in the face. He'll have no idea what to do.

    Then if you want to learn how to use someones force against them, go take Jiu-Jitsu and Judo for 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durandal2
    just because i can't resist.. to check if this **** has been posted before
    So...
    Quote Originally Posted by Gabetuno
    lurk more post less.
    Understood?
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

    ~Ella Wheeler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Ape
    So...Understood?
    aww it has?

    it was posted 1 day ago on youtube, i didn't think some actually would have posted it before :o

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    That stupid twat in the video has been posted here previously.
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Ape
    That stupid twat in the video has been posted here previously.
    removed the vid :o

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    I've been studying Aikido since 1994, I've trained at over a dozen schools some horrible some ok and one good. I also trained judo for four years. I thought the review was right on target for the average Aikido experience. It's an art of self development if you want to see it that way, it's delusional larping if you see it other ways. I have enjoyed it and so it was worthwhile to me. I agree with previous posts that the key is in how realistically instructors portray, and students perceive the art. With realistic portrayal and accurate perception there is nothing wrong with engaging in a fun, social, reflective, activity that has many health benefits. With exaggerated claims and a lack of clear understanding Aikido just becomes bullshido.

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    I never get tired to reading thread necro's

    ...Do you think anyone is remotely interested considering the last post (before yours) was 12 months ago ?
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simio de las Rocas View Post
    I never get tired to reading thread necro's

    ...Do you think anyone is remotely interested considering the last post (before yours) was 12 months ago ?
    He finally got someone to grab his wrist, whattaya expect.

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