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Aikido Tournament 2010 Campbell — 9 Comments

  1. there is a big difference between art and competition. I read a few top comments, but reality is that some arts reach the occident for a reason. To spread it. Long ago it was an art, but it has to spread. AIKIDO keeps his teaching way as art.

  2. just because a student gets stabbed doesnt mean aikido is useless,these guys are not moving correctly for starters

  3. in an actual, serious fight, aikido is all but useless. it’s the same in the ring, when mixed techniques are used.

    but in reality, how often does that situation occur? yeah, if i lived in some Latin American slum, i’d learn muay thai or something. but live somewhere nice and safe, and the worst you’ll get is some drunkard hassling you, or a friend stepping out a line, or something.

    besides, in a real, serious fight, i’d either flee, or find something to strike with anyway.

  4. anytime you take a “sporting”approach to martial aspects there are going to be things that get “lost in translation”if you will- There are plenty of styles and approaches of Aikido that teach proper tanto dori. My school being one of them.
    Again it’s a sport, most everything martial is lost.
    Look at Japanese Jujutsu vs. Brazilian Jujutsu~BJJ was modified for sport, would it work in a streetfight, maybe But I wouldn’t pull guard and willing go to the ground in a streetfight, not smart~

  5. It’s not the best bout ever but I think you’ll find that Josh is the 2011 International champion.

  6. Think about what your saying. It’s a sporting approach these guys take…. so of course it’s not geared to a street approach.. they poke each others eyes out then they can’t drive home silly. You want a more “real” approach feel free to visit some of my students classes in Iraq, or Afghanistan. But quit busting these guys chops for their approach.

  7. Think about what your saying. It’s a sporting approach these guys take…. so of course it’s not geared to a street approach.. they poke each others eyes out then they can’t drive home silly. You want a more “real” approach feel free to visit some of my students classes in Iraq, or Afghanistan. But quit busting these guys chops for their approach.

  8. how many times has the aikidoka been stabbed? isn’t it apparent by now that aikido doesn’t teach knife disarms properly? it’s totally irresponsible for aikido instructors to tell their students that their training methods will prepare them properly for the street… why isn’t the defender allowed to incorporate strikes? grabbing the wrist of the attacker holding the knife? gimme a break!!! even in these tournaments, the attacker is not attacking for real… poke his eyes for god’s sake!

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