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  • mcmillintkd
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    It is too bad. I was looking forward to what MTripp had to say.

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  • TomMack
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    I'm glad to see that you are still on this tread MTripp
    I'd like to see if there is any evidence involding the bouts/fights that Morihei Ueshiba had with Judoka , Karateka , wrestlers , boxers etc . I have read about these fights in Aikido books but never read of specifics . Who did he fight ? When ? How old was he at the time . How good were his opponents

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  • Mtripp
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    Originally posted by DerAuslander108 View Post
    It matters not. I don't think Tripp will be back to this thread.
    Why would I?

    You pass off insult as debate; and in as much as NONE of you would be so insulting to my face, it seems fatuous to indulge you.

    Believe as you wish, belief has nothing to do with truth, but I simply no longer intend to indulge such flummery.

    Just because I see a jackass braying in a field does not mean I have to bray with him.....

    ...note, at NO time did I insult any of you, until then.

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  • Rock Ape
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    Originally posted by Mtripp View Post
    I think it is time to deal with this once and for all.

    Jon Blumming did the world a great service when he told the truth about Oyama and the book "This is Karate." Oyama fans feel differently.

    For 50 years I have heard the fatuous claims from the Aikido world from books that liken Morihei Ueshiba to Jesus Christ.

    I have heard variations of stories from claims that the US Army has video of him defeating (insert any number here as it varies) large men all the while just smiling and dancing; to Ueshiba "leaping" up into a tree like a ninja, and on and on.

    It is up to the powers that be; but I would like to take the time to go over all of these stories and Aikido itself, to have the definitive history and truth placed here where it belongs.

    Is that ok? Because I assure you, its not going to be pretty.
    If you got out more you wouldn't care about this sort of nonsense.

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  • DCS
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    Originally posted by 1point2 View Post
    What is CMD...?
    CMD = Crazy Monkey Defense

    Former SBGi instructor Rodney King program.

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  • DCS
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    Originally posted by rw4th View Post
    That would be to bad. Apart from the Hapkido thing I think there is plenty of Aikido bullshit to be debunked.
    Plenty?

    Insane amount or biblical proportions would be more correct.

    But we should not use tools like poor scholarly, agenda driven revisionism, misinformation, disinformation and the like because it would be fighting bullshit spreading more bullshit when, IMO, whe should strive for fighting bullshit with the truth.

    If we dont hold ourselves to higher standards, then what makes this community different from a bunch of deluded ninjers, hippie aikibunnies or crazy chunners?

    Even worse, if we chose the way of fighting bs with more bs, sooner or later we're going to get caught. Do you want this site to be a tower of cards?, a giant with feet of clay?, years of effort to make this site a reference in the martial arts for nothing as soon as we are seen as lacking integrity. Be sure there are plenty of people (read butthurt bs artists) who will be very happy to see BS.net going down that road.


    Originally posted by 1.2
    I would be more interested in any videos of direct debunkings of limited claims, e.g., a video that showed how one can mimic the unbendable arm, and how it is useful as a teaching concept.

    I need a camera.
    You need to contact Daniel James

    The physics of unraisable body, an example of Chi/Ki development in oriental martial arts

    Chi power in aikido


    By Dr Daniel James

    Dr James heads the Sport and Biomedical programme at the Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications, Griffith University, he is a joint research fellow at the Queensland Academy of Sport, Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research and is a founding director of Teksportz

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  • 1point2
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    I would be more interested in any videos of direct debunkings of limited claims, e.g., a video that showed how one can mimic the unbendable arm, and how it is useful as a teaching concept.

    I need a camera.

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  • rw4th
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    Originally posted by DerAuslander108 View Post
    It matters not. I don't think Tripp will be back to this thread.
    That would be to bad. Apart from the Hapkido thing I think there is plenty of Aikido bullshit to be debunked.

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  • DerAuslander
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    It matters not. I don't think Tripp will be back to this thread.

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  • Feryk
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    Originally posted by Mtripp View Post
    Bottom line: The unbendable arm, the you can't move me or lift me, etc, were all done ages ago by "The Georgia Magnet." Look it up. Aikido simply does not work in the context of a real fight, period.
    I beleive he was responding to this assertion. He is offering real life experience to say differently.

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  • 1point2
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    "Aikido has no place in the octagon/professional fighting as much as BJJ has no place outside 1 on 1 fighting." I couldn't continue after I read this.

    What is CMD, who are you, and how is this even tangentially related to the topic at hand?

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  • Geofa
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    From aikiwebforum: My Experiences in Cross Training MMA with Aikido - AikiWeb Aikido Forums

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    My Experiences in Cross Training MMA with Aikido
    Just thought i'll share my thoughts on the matter.

    I cross train Aikikai Aikido with CMD an MMA style that draws from western boxing, muay thai and BJJ.

    I've been training in Aikido for perhaps say 16 years.

    However lately, after about 6 months into my training in CMD, I have found that certain aspects of CMD have been incorporated into my Aikido techniques and approach to the art which have unlocked insights that I would have probably not obtained in a traditional Aikido atmosphere.

    Perception of an Attack

    In Aikido, most students aren't really good attackers. In fact, I think in most Aikido schools, we're trained to be sloppy to let the other person learn the technique. Unfortunately even at the dan levels, due to repeated 'training' of sloppy attacks, we never quite learnt how to do a proper attack, getting further away from practicality.

    However, CMD removed my fear of being punched. I no longer flinch and got used to the faster punch speeds. Hence when I trained Aikido, suddenly all the attacks were moving in slow motion and it became incredibly easy to dodge these with increasing efficiency.

    You can't expect to apply Aikido to every attack

    When I swapped these sloppy attacks with more realistic quick punches, you realized that there are punches that you can't do a technique on (for example a crisp jab), while others which give u a window of opportunity to do something (for example hooks and crosses). When practicing with my students who had little training of any sorts of punches, even when they were trying to punch quick and jab, I managed to complete techniques against these.

    For crisp jabs, it was basically learning to keep a distance and circle (much like CMD) while deflecting them with non committal slaps. CMD talks about occupying the space with jabs, while Aikido has it all out there ALREADY occupying this space putting you in an ideal position to redirect non committal attacks without sacrificing defense. Perhaps this is a manifestation of ma-ai.

    Realistic Sparring changes your Mindset- you can't always be passive

    CMD also introduced me to realistic sparring where you don't really know how the other guy is going to attack. Aikido randoori or jiyuwaza isn't really 'free' in that there are still predetermined attacks and...holds....

    It's one mindset doing jiyuwaza and another where there is a real danger of being punched and where it's accepted to get punched as part of the learning process. In an Aikido dojo, if you don't 'pull your punches' and actually connect with someone, you're labelled as a violent person which leads to overcompensation with fake, unrealistic attacks.

    When approaching jiyuwaza with this mindset, you actually develop a more pro-active style, moving in before the person has fully gotten up and pre-emptively striking right before he strikes if his posture is weak.

    It no longer is an elaborate dance but resembles a realistic scenario where you're really thinking about how to protect yourself. I think this is what many higher dan Aikido masters have found when they mentioned that in a real life situation you need to take a lot more initiative rather than waiting for an attack to come to you.

    In fact you unlock true 'jiyu' where you remove the rules of what's acceptable dojo sparring and are free to innovate.

    Atemi is super important

    Atemi is the act of striking your opponent. Now are often told that atemi is a distracting move and there are even some Senseis who see atemi as sort of a cheating move.

    I don't see it that way but as a necessary extension of what Aikido is. In fact, I believe O-Sensei advocated the importance of this. In real life, your opponent is not going to be compliant or stationary and you need a surprise jolt to buy yourself enough time to get into position for a technique.

    Training counter-punching in CMD is VERY relevant to the proper application of atemi. The timing and applying the necessary force to disorient your uke is an aspect not trained.

    Too often in regular Aikido training, atemi is an afterthought, done poorly and more of just a movement that in the heat of a real fight, it's often forgotten or done ineffectively.

    A proper atemi hurts. Imagine getting your face smacked by a fist or being punched below the ribs, and most people will be to disoriented to resist your technique.

    Some techniques remain a mystery to me

    Still some Aikido techniques continue to be a mystery to me and seem only applicable against a crazy guy charging at you giving you full committal. For example, certain versions of kokyu-ho seem incredibly unrealistic unless the guy continued to hold your hand throughout the movement. This is obviously ridiculous in a real life situation.

    However I do see a point in learning these techniques as it does teach you the proper flow and extension needed to execute throws but this should be made clear from the beginning rather than passed off as a 'technique'.

    A technique that can only be applied on a compliant uke, is not a real technique to me. It's a practice drill.

    Aikido against a trained fighter

    Now I have to admit, Aikido against a trained fighter will probably have very limited usage. An experienced fighter who just does a little research on Aikido can easily see what an Aikidoka is trying to do and easily prevent it.

    Aikido does rely heavily on the element of surprise. In fact I'll be quite confident if I had to spar with someone who only knew Aikido.

    Aikido has no place in the octagon/professional fighting as much as BJJ has no place outside 1 on 1 fighting.

    However, the majority of the guys you are going to face are untrained fighters or people who aren't actually expecting you to resist in such a manner. This is really in most cases a true self defense scenario where you're going to be caught by surprise and the attacker isn't expecting you to fight back.

    Just imagine getting yourself into a boxing stance when faced with attackers, it immediately puts them on notice that you know how to fight and they react accordingly.

    The great thing about Aikido is that you can still assume a non threatening stance and yet be ready to explode into action. It builds muscle reflexes where if someone grabs me, I immediately instinctively move into a throw (yes I once threw my ex-gf and almost threw my Japanese tour operator). It is also very final and yet non lethal. Sure a punch in CMD should end most fights but a proper pin or throw has a certain finality to it perhaps only less as compared to a BJJ choke.

    Aikido is still relevant

    So in my opinion, Aikido is still very relevant. Sure it may not be as mano to mano effective as MMA, but its applications in a self defense situation are still very real as long as a more realistic emphasis is placed on training.

    We often forget that legends such as O-Sensei and Gozo Shioda perfected their art through realistic matches/fights gaining the necessary instincts to be able to pull off Aikido. In a way, realistic sparring may be that missing element to complete Aikido.

    Slow and unrealistic attacks do have a role in learning Aikido. It's just that we must learn that once we have reached a certain level of Aikido, it's time to move away from the rules that were created to protect us but at the same time restrain us from the true application of Aikido."

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  • BKR
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    Originally posted by DerAuslander108 View Post
    Logic prevailed. There is no such thing as common sense.
    Thanks for the correction. Although logic can be useful, experience and knowledge are helpful as well.

    But you knew that already.

    Regards,

    Ben

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  • DerAuslander
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    Logic prevailed. There is no such thing as common sense.

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  • BKR
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    Originally posted by mcmillintkd View Post
    What happened to this thread? I have been anticipating the evolution of this thread and nothing?
    Common sense prevailed.

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