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    He appears to be Yoshinkan based as far as I can tell, it always puzzles me the need to add "Aiki" to new fusion martial arts. Is it really that valuable a marketing tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lominus View Post
    He appears to be Yoshinkan based as far as I can tell, it always puzzles me the need to add "Aiki" to new fusion martial arts. Is it really that valuable a marketing tool?
    It's a 'mix of martial arts' now, you see?

    I hear that some people are going for that now. :happy5:

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    The whole thing seems pretty crappy to me...just the name "AikiSambo" sounds stupid.

    Your best bet is to verify his credentials. He may be legit, but the combination sounds plain silly. In fact, the whole idea in sambo is to combine things, take what works, and disregard what does not. So, in theory, there is no need to create a new "name"...unless you want tp try to market yourself.

    That being said, I never heard of it before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larus marinus View Post
    It's a 'mix of martial arts' now, you see?

    I hear that some people are going for that now. :happy5:
    But everyone hates and mocks the Aikido.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lominus View Post
    But everyone hates and mocks the Aikido.....
    Yeah - but this guy can now proudly proclaim that he can do twisty stuff to both wrists *and* ankles... :XXarcade:

    FWIW, it comes across as though he's added some Sambo techniques that he likes to the Aikido.

    EDIT: Someone did say in one of the other threads that Judo and Aikido complement each other well, if 'done right'. Considering that Sambo is rooted in Judo, then he might actually be on to something that's 'not useless'.
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    Aikisambo? I thought that was called systema?

    Seriously I hate it when idiots cross language terms. Things like bo stafff, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Karate boxing.....Yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larus marinus View Post
    ...EDIT: Someone did say in one of the other threads that Judo and Aikido complement each other well, if 'done right'. Considering that Sambo is rooted in Judo, then he might actually be on to something that's 'not useless'.
    The full contact Aikido thread.

    Judo base + Aikido > Aikido base + Judo.

    Guess what his base art is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larus marinus View Post
    No, my left ankle...
    Am I the only one who will acknowledge this 1-2 as hilarious?

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    Not enough have ever done Aikido or compliance drills, the 1-2 was well timed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless View Post
    Aikisambo? I thought that was called systema?

    Seriously I hate it when idiots cross language terms. Things like bo stafff, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Karate boxing.....Yeah.
    I thought I was the only one....

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