• BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 3:26am, 
    In my view the most important thing for a martial arts newbie to do is get contact experience. The most pleasant way to do that is BJJ. Even in a...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 2:55am, 
    Ultimately I do not really believe Aikido WILL be fixed, because of the relationship between wrist locks and compliance. If you are doing BJJ and...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 2:38am, 
    Let me be clear hear: I hope you don't think that the aikido-sparring videos I have posted are how most Aikido people train. That form of Aikido is...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 2:18am, 
    So Aikido at least superficially looks like Pakua in many of its unarmed techniques. There are two arguments to explain this: 1. Ueshiba studied...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 2:05am, 
    I get that Aikido and Pakua's footwork is different, Pakua isn't as conflict avoidant with their spacing, Aikido's "enter and blend" theory is...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 1:21am, 
    Drilling. Right up there with Aikido then.
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 1:17am, 
    To be clear I studied Aikido for about a year (two years with crappy attendance. Also it wasn't rank oriented, but self defense oriented, with a high...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 1:11am, 
    That's interesting. As someone who has had some exposure cross training with people in Aikido, Pakua, Judo and JJJ (nothing like Aikijitsu), Aikido...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 1:04am, 
    Oh, I forgot about the low side kicks, heel kicks from guard and whatever it is you would call their hand stikes. Excuse me for only counting stuff...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/11/2018 1:00am, 
    It is a matter of what Aikido aspires to, which is basically to be a comprehensive Samurai martial art that covers a varitey of techniques. Aikido's...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/10/2018 1:08am, 
    BJJ and Judo also lack atemi. Aikido is clearly a martial art that thinks it has answers to various striking attacks. Seems like Sumo sparring is the...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/10/2018 1:02am, 
    Source: THE MORIHEI UESHIBA BIOGRAPHY: FROM SUMO TO AIKIDO Black Belt Magazine asserts the vanilla narrative of Ueshiba in that 1) He started in...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/07/2018 3:28pm, 
    JJJ has lots of potential, I am surprised they don't have kicks, I have never seen a JJJ dojo without kicks, my buddies who have done JJJ learned to...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/07/2018 3:10pm, 
    I think "Toshu Randori" is already the word for one-on-one sparring in Aikido that is roughly similar to Sumo and Push-Hands: Odds of this...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/04/2018 1:11am, 
    BFGalbraith replied to a thread What's Wrong with Aikido? in YMAS
    Amen to all of the criticisms about Aikido on Bullshido ever. I have put on heirs about hoping Aikido can be fixed, but it can't be fixed, for two...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/04/2018 12:09am, 
    When ever someone brings up HEMA, I must caution against stop-and-go point fighting, exactly why I haven't suggested Aikido guys take up traditional...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/03/2018 11:52pm, 
    Every martial art Aikido is related to (pakua, hsing-i, tai chi, jujitsu, sumo) does some kind of sparring either similar to Sumo (aka moving-step...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/02/2018 5:50pm, 
    Is this a bad time to bring up the 52 Blocks? Because I would like to see some prison fighting secrets tested in a bare knuckle boxing matches...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/02/2018 5:37pm, 
    Wow, that is a good match. Ueshiba's first martial art was sumo. One major branch of Aikido (Yoshinkan) was founded by a sumo wrestler. "How can you...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/02/2018 1:35am, 
    In the Katrate Kid franchise (original film, third film, Cobra Kai series,) they have a tournament rule set, that is sort of like knock-down karate....
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/01/2018 11:41pm, 
    See also documentary on Netflix Dawg Fight: https://www.netflix.com/title/80045932 It was a little too laid back for my kids, but it is good clean...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    6/01/2018 11:30pm, 
    They attack in kata and randori constantly. Most common are knife hand, straight punch to the body (better form than Shotokan IMHO, yes I realize...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    5/26/2018 6:19pm, 
    A friend of mine pointed out that Aikido technique - as married to the gi-look as the community may be - is not a gi-grappling style. He suggested...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    5/26/2018 5:07pm, 
    Yes indeed, I am a fan of the knock-down-Karate, who I have cross trained with in the past, but not seriously studied myself. Also, speaking of...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    5/21/2018 5:13am, 
    A few more things to throw out there... 1. I have done a bit of reading on Aikido, and I recall a number of stories about the first generation of...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    5/21/2018 4:04am, 
    Maybe I should have started this thread in Trollshido, as I have very limited sincerity when it comes to hoping for Judo's survival. I don't...
    35 replies | 1092 view(s)
  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    5/21/2018 1:43am, 
    1) Calimacil for the record is indeed LARP gear. Adding any more LARP to Aikido is definitely a risky proposition. Obviously the aim here is to...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    5/21/2018 12:49am, 
    At the NW Warrior Tipon Tipon there are participants who have a Judo background and who do full contact FMA (certain ones from the Blackbird Training...
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  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    5/19/2018 7:23pm, 
    Trying to care about Judo is like trying to care about the Royal Wedding today, but here's giving it my all in the interest of world peace:
    98 replies | 2406 view(s)
  • BFGalbraith's Avatar
    5/19/2018 7:19pm, 
    Since it has come up in the 4 Easy Steps to Fix Aikido thread, here's how to save Judo from the constantly transforming rules of the Olympics and...
    35 replies | 1092 view(s)
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February 14
About BFGalbraith
Primary Style:
Tai Chi,MMA,knife-dueling
Location:
Greater Seattle Area
Other Interests and Information:
"BFGalbraith" is my standard internet title
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https://plus.google.com/115939556470495078612/about
Martial Arts Experience:
(I'm from Bremerton -a Navy Town- so instructors keep moving)

As a youth:
-Tae Sho Karate Do (RBSD, Point Fighting, continuous sparring and and Arnis) [1-2 years]
-Aikido [1-2 years]

As an adult:
-Doc Fai Wong's system under Vern Miller (Yang Tai Chi, Choy Lay Fut, Kickboxing) [3 nonconsecutive years]
-One year (2013-ish) at Summit BJJ in Seattle

Dabbled in or cross trained with (less than three months):
- Tae Kwon Do :(
-"Knock Down" Karate
- Baguazhang/"Wudang Dan Pai" Tai Chi
- Judo

Currently training in MMA at the Kitsap Combat Sports Center.

I am one of the founders of and still active in the Tres Espadas full-contact-and-continous weapon sparring club: http://TresEspadas.org
Quote:
"A Yang Taijiquan guy now is NOT doing what Yang Lu Tang did, MMA is." - LORD ASIA, May 2006

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