25 thoughts on “Aikido – Movie”

  1. Yes you’re right Judo is the most practble. But, as Judo, Aikido too comes from Budo. Be patient, and when you progress enough, you’ll see that the use of techniques are not as they seemed 🙂 In real life, they are shorter, effective and more powerful. That’s why you learn aikido all your life 🙂 All the best mate

  2. I don’t think Aikido is “invincible” or worthless. Aikido is an internal martial art and as such, techniques are designed as well a possible to teach you about balance, Ki, and non-resistance. By themselves, standard Aikido techinques are pretty ineffective. But after truly deidicated trainning, you begin to understand the art well enough to do it spontaineously, and then anything CAN become Aikido. We practice constantly to develop this freedom, which is central to all martial arts.

  3. I practice Aikido. Good promtional video; way to pump up the testosterone. I especially like the addition of “most” effective self defense. Watever, even Aikido needs some occasional coolness.

  4. Well you should have some streetfights with different people to understand how it works there. Noone waits until he punches or stand in a perfect position. The only thing that mostly works is a punch in the face or in the stomach.

  5. it is for self defense. it’s actually used to defend yourself while causing the opponent as little harm as possible. as opposed to other martial arts which can cripple opponents. aikido can injure your foes as well, but in theory you shouldn’t look to harm anyone. peace.

  6. Basis of self defense is to get into the position of an opponent. In the philosophy of Aikido you never step into that position. You never give input and you never “take” anything, no interaction.
    You simply control the situation by being above it.

    Maybe you want to do some more research on that. Ueshiba describes that very beautifully in some of his books.

  7. i’ve read his teachings. i’m a student of his art. i’ve done my research and my practice. maybe you should do more research and drop the snark attitude.

  8. Well then I guess we simply have different impressions of the art. Maybe even due to a difference in style/teacher.

    The intent of an Aikidoka should not be self defense/to defend himself. If you know the teachings you should be well aware of that.
    The intent should at all times be Ai. The means are Ki. That should be his Do.
    That is the difference to Aikijutsu.

    Of course that applies to those who have “mastered” the art. (Even though it is an endless Do.)

  9. @FinalKenny2 OK I see what you’re saying. I haven’t by any means mastered it. I’ve only been at it a short time.

  10. Me neither. I just tend to point that out (maybe a little eagerly) since my shihan is concerned with the philosophy and the tradition of Aikido.
    Otherwise you tend to learn it “wrong”. Of course we can’t use it that way yet, but it still should at least be our mental state.

    He was a direct disciple of Kobayashi-sensei.
    That is probably where it comes from.

    I’m sorry for seeming arrogant or snark. Wasn’t my intention.

  11. It is the best self defense technique when you know, as I can see in this kind of videos, that your “attackers” won´t attack you.

  12. It is, indeed, the best self defense technique when you know, as I can see on this kind of videos, that the “attackers” won´t attack you.

  13. It’s great that people are getting enthusiastic about aikido, but I think we really should cut down on those claims that one martial art is the best: as Huo Yuanjia once said (or so I’m led to believe), no style is superior, the practitioners might have different levels. On a much more humble scale, my sensei tells me all the time that “everything is connected” (in martial arts). Anyway, inspirational video!

  14. I really hate when people ask this question, but I have to after watching this video. What is the name of the song(s) that is playing? Thanks

  15. loved it right up until the guy striking at the end. Sorry, that is opposite of Aikido.

  16. I am so glad that I have the priveledge of being part of an art so great!!!! The challange, the tradition, and the comraderie are amazing. I train in Tae Kwon Do and do board breaks. They were really exciting for a while but now, after a few randori matches and countless repititions of 1-5 of ju nana hon, Aikido is the best for me. Love the video by the way!
    Aikido always!

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