Those ninja videos did not really have throws. They where simple take downs. I don't think Aikido throws and take towns are like those videos. Aikido [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FKcQDidd4g"]Aikido Flowing Training - YouTube[/ame] Aikido [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmNFZZyU8jU"]Yaman Turani Aikido Test Amman Jordan - YouTube[/ame] I think Aikido start of more gritty take towns like this for beginners students. [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9bVNVMUF74"]Aikido Master Steven Seagal Gives Lesson in Moscow - YouTube[/ame] [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icIEK4jcKys"]Women's Self-Defense - YouTube[/ame] Than get into flowing,smoothing and blending movements. That these throws and take downs work better when. 1 using the attackers own energy against him 2 unbalance the attacker 3 move the attacker in the directions he moving or wants to go 4 use the flowing and smoothing movement 5 use the attacker momentum is still in movement against him Non of those videos where flowing,smoothing and blending movements they where all gritty and using force.