Aikido vs Kickboxing a study.

Discussion in 'Video Instructional's' started by Locutus, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Dave76

    Dave76 Deheuol Gwyn Dragon

    You forgot the guy who always get the shitty jobs and the eye candy girl with perky boobs constantly wearing tops two sizes to small for her:woot:
     
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  2. MattCMMA

    MattCMMA Master

    Don't forget about my unicorn of epicness. Could land some sponsors of poptarts and skittles.
     
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  3. Mr.Bond

    Mr.Bond Big Ass Dog

    HeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaL!
     
  4. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    I've done that. I knew a guy who did aikido for nearly 10 years, 6 years longer than I'd been doing taekwondo at the time. He was also very proud that he got his 1st dan in Japan not "a home made Mickey Mouse black belt" like I had. When we sparred not only could he not put me down he didn't manage to catch a single kick let alone a punch.

    I've never known anyone who could actually catch a punch, kicks sure they can be trapped but punches? Much faster and the speed and reflexes required are phenomenal. I've known JJJ instructors who did a lot of small joint manipulation as defence against punches and they all require the attacker to not retract the punch after throwing it. The sparring I've done in JJJ schools told me I was wasting my time with it. I'd beat everyone with strikes so I chose to drop it and just be a striker I also preferred kicking and punching to wrist twisting and grappling. I will say this though, a guy I used to work for as a doorman, was good enough to use aikido effectively but he didn't try catching punches and he'd also trained as a boxer. The aikido he used was effective for controlling drunken patrons who needed escorting out of a club... But again even a trained person is not 100% effective when they're drunk.

    In regards to that video neither attacker really made any convincing attempts to strike the aikido guy. I watched the other videos you posted to see if there was anything I hadn't seen before but as per usual the attacker attacks slowly with poor unconvincing technique. I can see aikido and the JJJ styles I've seen being helpful against an untrained attacker but that's about it.
     
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  5. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    I suppose then I am going to have to wait for twenty years to see for myself then :)
     
  6. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    I would say find someone to try it on, Im sure you know someone that does another discipline, try out your moves at speed and see if you can pull off your moves, most effective way to see if it actually works for you
     
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  7. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    I think the only problem there us, Locutus isn't a black belt, I believe he's somewhere around green belt/5th kyu level (Locutus correct me if I'm wrong) if he tried his skills against someone of a similar level in a striking system such as karate or TKD there's a good chance he might be effective leading him into a false sense of aikido's effectiveness. If he tried it against a BB or a boxer I reckon he'll get punched a lot.
     
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  8. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    I am 6 kyu officially (started at 7 th) as I have not been doing Aikido for long. I hold no false notions as to my Aikido ability. If it were to come to a fight my striking abilities would stand me in better steed. Against some untrained person I might have some advantage using pure Aikido provided they were drunk and I were not :) I did get to higher belts in Karate and TKD but being young and foolish in one as well as old and brittle in the other I never got to the level of black. I never was one for belts much. I much prefer to learn techniques. With Aikido I will stay white until I get to 1st dan.

    I actually prefer to spar against black belts as they (generally) have more control and I learn much more. I said generally because it was due to my sensei and I sparring where he thought I would ying but instead I yanged and ate a mule kick right into the back of the ribs. Actually I would have preferred a mule, would have hurt less as this guy was a Turkish champion and that was his signature kick :) Unfortunately I couldn't hide a broken rib from my wife and I had to choose between her or TKD. It was only just recently that I could convince her that Aikido wouldn't involve those sorts of injuries :)
     
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  9. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    If you were doing TKD then you had a sabumnim not a sensei. Sensei is japanese not korean :p
     
  10. Enkidu

    Enkidu Destroyer of your martial arts fantasies

    So is TKD...

    ...OH SNAP!!!
     
  11. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    Aaah ok, I didn't know that as we just called them Hocam (Pron. hojam) which means my teacher. As I am in a non-english speaking country and it is not my native language I do miss out on some terminology :)
     
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  12. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    I get that. I'm also in a similar situation here in Germany.
     
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  13. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    I think he should give it a go with anyone he can, more experience (y)
     
  14. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    Not many people around me who want to play :)
     
  15. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    that sucks
     
  16. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    It does. So things stay in the dojo...occasionally I sneak in a few moves on the wife, er, I mean Aikido, er, yea, Aikido :D
     
  17. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    hahahah
     
  18. Enkidu

    Enkidu Destroyer of your martial arts fantasies

    By the way, for whatever reason, I now remember the name of the book I was referring to in this paragraph:

    "Angry White Pajamas"
     
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  19. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    Angry White Pajamas
     
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  20. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

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