Why do so many mock aikido?

Discussion in 'Aikido' started by Theidiot, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Theidiot

    Theidiot New Member

    This made me chuckle :)

    We don't have to wear them at our club. The baggy pants that is. Thankfully they do insist on pants, but just a standard karate gi.
  2. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    What's the most important MA skills that you will need to protect yourself? It doesn't matter what MA system that you may train, you will need:

    1. Against a striker - To protect your head from being punched.
    2. Against a grappler - To control your opponent's shoulders (or arms) so his hands won't be able to reach to your waist or leg/legs.

    A good MA system should be able to help you in these 2 areas and also give you a safe "testing" environment. Many MA systems just don't emphasized enough in these 2 areas which make it not combat realistic.

    Sometime we like to discuss why a certain MA style doesn't emphasize such training.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016

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