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Dec
21
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
@Zero You don't always get to decide where the fight goes. BJJ is the best way to train to escape a bad position one is unwillingly put into. Plus, the idea that BJJ is all pulling guard and fighting from the bottom is a fallacy: the better grappler is more likely to be on top, in control of the situation.
Dec
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
17
revised Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
questionify
Dec
16
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
Holy downvote army, Batman! -3 here and -1 on my answer just for asking for videos. I guess that's easier than, shucks, finding videos (which exist!) and writing them into an answer.
Dec
16
revised Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
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Dec
16
comment Impact of arching the back when kicking
Arching or rounding? Can you find a picture example?
Dec
15
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
@StevenGubkin Agreed strongly. The use of a wrist lock does not mean aikido, nor would it validate aikido pedagogy.
Dec
15
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
I'd like to highlight that restraint techniques, if they are applied to someone before they're already restrained, would count just fine. Tracking down a law enforcement application of a standing joint lock would seem to qualify by the points listed above....if the LEO was an aikidoka. There's a bit of ambiguity there with the blurry line between LEO tactics and aikido curriculae.
Dec
15
revised Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
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Dec
15
revised Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
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Dec
15
answered Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
Dec
15
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
I agree about the culture of bailing early. Part of that is the no-clinch rule, though, because I bet it's actually hard to stay in good position when all the correct responses are illegal!
Dec
15
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
Great question. I will say that I don't think Shodokan competitors throw themselves, but rather that Shodokan curriculum and rules prevent them from resisting in any meaningful way.
Dec
15
comment Have you seen a fight between *top* Judo and Aikido practitioners?
There are also eyewitness accounts of Ueshiba teleporting and dodging bullets. There are modern eyewitness accounts of people levitating, of Bigfoot, of the time that Karate Jim popped the eyeball of a wrestler who challenged him (I actually heard that one). Eyewitness accounts of anybody are unreliable, of martial arts accomplishments even more so, and eyewitness accounts of a known cult leader like Ueshiba defeating all naysayers are extremely unreliable.
Dec
15
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Dec
15
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Dec
14
comment Do Aikido wrist locks work against stronger opponents?
We're talking about wristlocks in judo randori because...that's the OP's question? I assumed that he had found a partner who said "yeah, sure, go for it" to wristlocks. I've been there when testing my own wristlocks.
Dec
14
revised How did Jose Aldo lose so fast?
dude, quote your sources!
Dec
14
answered How did Jose Aldo lose so fast?
Dec
13
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
@Freedo Gosh that's weird, I work on self-defense scenarios in BJJ class every week: defending against punches, distance management, controlling a striker, getting up from the ground, escaping positions where the opponent can strike...