FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 134 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Saheim, Withcy76, Nate_Owen, jimbolaire, diannebrown
23098 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 2
Mawet 1
xubuntu69 1
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
The cult of Kung Fu
by futsaowingchun
03/01/17 04:33 PM
2 man fighting drills.
by futsaowingchun
03/01/17 04:28 PM
Jello Dances to Uptown Funk
by 3rdDan
03/22/15 12:04 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Recent Posts
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Mawet
03/14/17 06:06 AM
The cult of Kung Fu
by futsaowingchun
03/01/17 04:33 PM
2 man fighting drills.
by futsaowingchun
03/01/17 04:28 PM
Forum Stats
23098 Members
36 Forums
35675 Topics
432701 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#127690 - 06/28/04 03:32 PM Aikido worked well
immrtldragon Offline

Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 1540
Loc: Just outside Philadelphia, PA
Just wanted to post a recent Aikido experience I had. A guy was at my Judo club who I have not seen often. He is a shodan and pops in here and there to train. He is quite heavier than me (at least 30 pounds). Anyway, we were doing randori and he kept digging his fist into my neck, for long periods at a time...not just poking my neck, but literally pushing his fist forcefully into my neck. Very unsportsman like. Anyway, I told him to stop at least three times, and in my frustration, pushed him like a you would in a street fight before it starts. I apologized immediately and again, said "please stop digging your hand into my neck, that is not good Judo." He continued, with force, and it was hurting. I took Yoshinkan Aikido over a year ago, for only 3 months, but suddenly found myself pivoting to evade his forward momentum and applying a wrist lock/throw I learned there (Sorry, I don't know the name of the lock). It was the one where you would reach over top of his right fist with you left hand from the outside, then grab the meaty part of the palm near the thumb. Then, while pivoting, turning his hand over and push the knuckles to assist (sorry if that made no sense, it's hard to explain). By the time I finished, he was on his back and I still had control of his wrist. I told him our randori is over because he doesn't follow rules of etiquite...coincidentally, the 4 minute round was over anyway. My experience was effective Aikido, and amazingly I do not practice Aikido...just what I learned in my 3 months of a college class. Good stuff.

PS: I know it will come up. I am in the seniors class (I'm 23) and our sensei was also playing randori, so no, he did not see this happen. The guy and I basically avoid randori with each other now. He is not really a member of my club and only stops in once in a while.

So those who say Aikido doesn't work unless you have decades of experience, it worked for me, and no one got hurt. I wish the Aikido dojo wasn't 50 minutes from my house.

Edited for typos.

[This message has been edited by immrtldragon (edited 06-28-2004).]

#127691 - 06/28/04 03:44 PM Re: Aikido worked well
immrtldragon Offline

Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 1540
Loc: Just outside Philadelphia, PA

This would be the style of the throw...not the pin though.

#127692 - 06/28/04 05:21 PM Re: Aikido worked well
Joe Jutsu Offline

Registered: 04/09/03
Posts: 575
I'm glad that you were able to use kotegaeishi (koteoroshi) in judo. That's pretty sweet! I've been practicing aikido in college for about 3 years, and have about three classes of judo under my belt, so our expreriences are sort of opposite but alike. The link shows the move with a spinning pin, which is a fun one for uke anyway. But I'm glad you took something positive from your limited experience with aikido, and hopefully one day you'll find yourself perhaps within the vicinity of a dojo that has both aikido and judo in it. That's a hope of mine anyway.



#127693 - 07/02/04 08:38 AM Re: Aikido worked well
Shaolinboy Offline

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 256
Loc: England
Well maybe you should continue with your Aikido training as well as it has been invaluable to you after only 3 months of training. I do Kung Fu but I am very impressed with Aikido and I would love to learn. But the problem is the nearest Aikido class that doesn't conincide with my Kung Fu class is on a Monday evening but about 15 miles away! I have books on Aikido but they're not quite the same as its hard to learn anything because you really need a qualified instructor!

#127694 - 07/02/04 12:16 PM Re: Aikido worked well
csinca Offline
former moderator

Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 672
Loc: Southern California
Hey guys, glad to see the interest in aikido! I urge you not to let distance and drive time stop you from pursuing the art of your choice or from working out at the place of your choice (within reason). If you spend two hours a day three days a week somewhere or with someone that you don't really enjoy, you are just wasting 6 hours a week of your life.

I drive 35 minutes each way to my aikido dojo because of my sensei. To get there I drive past three other aikido dojos, the nearest one is about 2 miles from my house.

I understand that everyone has different circumstances but it really is worth the effort and time if your training is important to you.

Good luck and have a safe weekend!


#127695 - 07/02/04 01:41 PM Re: Aikido worked well

I am beginning to educate myself of the various martial arts. I wrestled in my youth, and would like to study an art that builds on my experience, and works well in close contact. I am attracted to Jujutsu and Aikido because these two styles appear to fit well. I would appreciate any comments or advice.


Moderator:  Ames, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga