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RumPIrate
5/22/2011 7:51pm,
I'm an aikidoka interested in cross-training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Has anyone on these boards made a similar transition?

The reason BJJ caught my attention is its emphasis on resistance training and groundwork. No surprises there. I'm pretty fit; good cardio, got quads and hips to spare. What should I expect in the coming months? (e.g. common injuries I should look out for, similar techniques amongst the two systems, etc.)

Omega Supreme
5/22/2011 7:58pm,
http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=105979

empty your cup.

RumPIrate
5/22/2011 8:51pm,
No car. And Grey Hound gets there by 3:50.

:sadmelvin:

Just Guess
5/22/2011 9:16pm,
Prepare to be tapped out over and over again, probably by someone half your size.

Omega Supreme
5/22/2011 10:01pm,
Carpool.

RumPIrate
5/22/2011 11:37pm,
Prepare to be tapped out over and over again, probably by someone half your size.

I'm a 5'11, 126 lb. twig. I was under the impression that freakishly long and flexible was a plus in BJJ.


Carpool.

Posted a request.

Omega Supreme
5/23/2011 9:26am,
I'm a 5'11, 126 lb. twig. I was under the impression that freakishly long and flexible was a plus in BJJ.


It is. It's still going to happen.

Ignorami
5/23/2011 9:41am,
As an Aikido man, I went to a BJJ seminar last August. It was awesome.

All of the blending, flowing, and such that most Aikido people think is their USP was there aplenty in the BJJ. And that was just a one-off. If you enjoy Aikido, but want resistive training, you'll love it.

There are some DVDs out too:

http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=28634
http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=27601

Omega will probably punch me in the inter-cock for repeating this, but many people with experience of both say BJJ is like Aikido on the ground.
Seemed true enough to me in terms of applied principles, if not quality of training method.

I'm having a crack at MT now, but based on how much I enjoyed that seminar, I will be looking to swap that for BJJ in a couple of years.

Colin
5/23/2011 12:42pm,
Omega will probably punch me in the inter-cock for repeating this, but many people with experience of both say BJJ is like Aikido on the ground.


Whether this is true or not, I think it's only going to be aikido people who say this :)

Res Judicata
5/23/2011 1:48pm,
I'm a 5'11, 126 lb. twig. I was under the impression that freakishly long and flexible was a plus in BJJ.





Squats and milk. BJJ is fun. I came to it from Aikido, before mostly moving on to Judo. Prepared to be beaten over and again. Once you learn to play guard you'll have an easier time (guys like you like to/have to play guard).

BJJ is like aikido on the ground. If aikido was technically sound and actually worked.

RumPIrate
5/23/2011 2:32pm,
I'm so excited to get beat up! Better sooner than later.


BJJ is like aikido on the ground. If aikido was technically sound and actually worked.

So... it's like aikijujutsu on the ground? IMHO, 'aiki' is pretty useless without some 'ju's thrown in there. Or at least atemi. Why bother with shihonage when shichiribiki is right there?

I'm not so good with words, so I'll put it in pictures.
http://i.imgur.com/cOrAn.jpg

Res Judicata
5/23/2011 2:59pm,
No, I said BJJ is technically sound and actually works. Just go and see. Tap early and often. Or take Judo if you want to practice your ukemi.

RumPIrate
5/23/2011 3:12pm,
No, I said BJJ is technically sound and actually works. Just go and see. Tap early and often. Or take Judo if you want to practice your ukemi.

Ok. I'm not too proud to tap. I'll try to put into practice the pull guard/ukemi advice on this thread.

Edit: Squats & milk indeed. Hitting 12 cups a week easy, plus yogurt and soy milk.

Lindz
5/23/2011 4:13pm,
12 cups a week easy, plus yogurt and soy milk.

Guess again http://stronglifts.com/gomad-milk-squats-gallon-gain-weight/

Ignorami
5/23/2011 4:20pm,
No, I said BJJ is technically sound and actually works.

Aikido is technically sound (cue flames). It's the training method that is stabbing it in the arse.

Take striking, resistant training, and basic fitness out of BJJ, and that'll suck too. It won't suddenly mean the mechanics don't work. It'll just demonstrate they don't work without the above elements.

To the OP... do both! And ideally a third thing with some good striking too. And time allowing, something with weapons.

Most importantly though, do something you enjoy. Life is short.

Ignorami
5/23/2011 4:27pm,
http://i.imgur.com/cOrAn.jpg

Then put some weight behind it and make it true!

If you want it to work, make it work. If you want more "ju's in there", and more atemi... train both. If you want more resistant training, make it happen.

It's martial decline isn't going to improve if everyone jumps ship and leaves it to the hippies.

Go to the BJJ, and bring the methodology and attitude back to the Aikido.

Unless of course you don't really want to believe at all.