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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovvolf View Post
    There's a guy on YouTube from a former Aikido background that went out to start training MMA and even trained up to an amature fight. He concluded after a decade of training Aikido that it was useless for fighting with.
    The Lithuanian guy that runs the Martial Arts Journey channel and did the Straight Blast Gym MMA program, I know who he is. If that's not an eye opener, I dunno what is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjonghng View Post
    I know who you mean, he basically talked at length and demo'd making a realistic version of it before dropping it for BJJ because it would talk to long to fix and wouldnt be aikido.

    In a different context I have found dropping the odd bong sau in during Judo randori as a means of adjusting the leverage an opponent has on me is funny because they keep expecting a grab, but that might just me playing fast and loose with the rules of the sporting side people follow more. The Tan sau I find tends to screw a lot of the goju guys I know but thats probably because to them I'm using what we would call the sanchin arm in actual randori and they dont expect it against a straight when I do sabaki.

    I suppose maybe Im just thinking more freely with my applications in specific settings though. No way in hell I'm going to start claiming I have teh real wing chun, if I do, kill my family and call me Leroy Smith
    I looked at some video of bong sau. Such things already exist in Judo as part of competition grip fighting, certainly the concept/principle does.

    It's very difficult to do that sort of thing to a judoka who has good grip fighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpamN'Cheese View Post
    The Lithuanian guy that runs the Martial Arts Journey channel and did the Straight Blast Gym MMA program, I know who he is. If that's not an eye opener, I dunno what is.
    It's a real interesting watch. I think he got ostracized by a lot of the aikido community for it and a lot of his teachers/students. Most of his videos have comments like "Not the real aikido" shite. What is it with these daft laughably ineffectual arts and being unable to present the real versions of themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovvolf View Post
    It's a real interesting watch. I think he got ostracized by a lot of the aikido community for it and a lot of his teachers/students. Most of his videos have comments like "Not the real aikido" shite. What is it with these daft laughably ineffectual arts and being unable to present the real versions of themselves.
    His shtick for monetizing his time/money spent in Aikido is conflicting with Aikido instructors shtick for monetizing their time/money spent in Aikido.

    The smart thing to do is have a career outside of martial arts/combat sports (other than professional coaches/trainers in professional sense), so you don't have to come up with a shtick to monetize all your pain and suffering (maybe) from becoming competent at said martial art/combat sport.

    It's also easier if one's chosen martial art/combat sport is NOT larp-a-doodle-dō.*

    *credit to Dr. Gonzo for that wonderful phrase
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