[quote]horny yoda wrote:
Aikido is complete and total utter bullshit.
Ever wonder why you don’t see Aikido guys in a MMA event?
Its because they would get their shit cleaned off their asses, and then thrown right back on…
While I agree with the sentiment, the delivery was a bit off. “Get their shit cleaned off their asses…” That just sounds nasty for the MMA guy doing the cleaning. Ha!
Seriously, I took Aikido for quite a while (so you’d think I’d be all for it), and Horny Yoda is basically correct. None of them train at spead and the uke (the one to whom technique is being applied) simply allows it to happen. Typically Aikidokas are the same ones that will tell you that they know secret stuff that they can’t use, so that’s why they don’t do MMA fights. Um, yeah, right. Aikibujitsu is a bit different and cops have been known to use it, but they get REAL WORLD FULL SPEED “practice.”
Boxing is a good start, but Muay Thai better, IMO. Adding BJJ or other submission fighting sport/art is essential.
I train at an MMA school here that teaches BJJ, Muay Thai and adds the dirty boxing/grappling tips in there in case someone is attacked outside the ring.
Best bet is to not be a jackass and therefore avoid the situation. Never know who might have a knife, gun, or just mad skillz.