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Jan
4
comment Best martial arts for a 6 and 8 year old?
Any evidence that striking is not good for kids?
Dec
18
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
I really do not get why this was downvoted...
Dec
18
comment Video evidence of Aikido applied against a resisting non-aikidoka?
@DaveLiepmann: I had issues with the questions, made a comment, said comment was ignored. Thus, I downvoted. Which is kinda a shame since I do like the question in general. As for an answer, none of the police officers, prison wardens, and soldiers I train with that use Aikido daily in their jobs film themselves and upload it to YouTube so I have no videos to show. I could trawl YouTube until I found one but I guess that OP already has done that.
Dec
16
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
@DavidPostill: The crown prosecution service seems disagrees with you: Premeditated violence: the extent to which the accused found themselves unexpectedly confronted by a violent situation, as opposed to having planned and armed themselves in the expectation of a violent situation.. So, if one were to carry an object to use as a weapon (arm themself), they might fall foul of this. I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Seek a professional criminal lawyer in your local.
Dec
15
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
@Wigwam: My comments about decimate comes verbatim from its definition according to the Oxford dictionary.
Dec
15
comment Do Aikido wrist locks work against stronger opponents?
@StevenGubkin: I am afraid that I would get banned if I used a "let me google that for you"... By your current definition any Shodokan randori would do nicely. Or watch some British police fights. You might have more luck in defining what you actually want and posting a question </hint>. 'nuff said.
Dec
15
comment Do Aikido wrist locks work against stronger opponents?
@StevenGubkin: I do not understand which "claims" you are referring to. Do you want to see Aikido used in MMA? In UFC? In a fake fight on YouTube? Do you wish to see some UK police using Aikido to take down perps? Or maybe the Tokyo riot police? Or the Osaka one? Do you wish to see a soldier in Iraq stopping a jihadist from stabbing them -- wait, that last one was one of my students and he did not film it. I do not mean to sound aggressive but I do not think that the concept of balance breaking and/or strike before applying another technique to be so outlandish that it needs proof.
Dec
14
comment How did Jose Aldo lose so fast?
How does watching the fight (it's not that long⸮) not answer your question?
Dec
14
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
This is a rant that does not answer the question.
Dec
14
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
Etymology does not nor has it ever defined meaning. For example, decimate is no longer understood to mean "kill one in every ten" but "kill, destroy, or remove a large proportion of".
Dec
14
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
@Wigwam: Aikido was used to train soldiers in thee use of bayonets -- see most of the "jo" kata. Nearly all of Ueshiba's Hell Dojo students went serve in the Imperial Army in WW2.
Dec
11
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
Where to start? The tone is arrogant and there are many factual errors: Muay Thai was used in battlefield. Aikido was used in the second world war.
Dec
11
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
This does not answer the question.
Dec
11
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
@nukeforum: Moriteru Ueshiba is "only" the head of the Aikikai. There are plenty of other styles of Aikido that do not recognise him as part of their style/organisation.
Dec
11
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
Aikido world championships and some videos.
Dec
10
comment What Defines Something As A Martial Art?
Aikido has plenty of competition in it.
Dec
10
comment How to recover from (or defend against) pressure point strikes?
The effectiveness of acupressure is currently not well documented for any condition or see Edzard Ernst's site.
Dec
2
comment Gloves for longsword sparring
@DrunkCynic: A point well made. I shall add this to the answer.
Nov
25
comment Have you seen a fight between *top* Judo and Aikido practitioners?
@PhilipKlöcking: Clearly randori-ho has stages from very simple to full blown fights and complements traditional kata teaching. Nobody throws people into a pit and let them fight unless they are in a Conan movie. If you (and others) wanted to know more, I could I create a question about it and write an answer?
Nov
24
comment What are effective self-defense martial arts for smaller woman
I would not look for a style but for a school and a great teacher.