FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
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.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 28 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
BUJU, Pilsungkarate, ALF, old1, Leonar
22928 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 3
Ronin1966 3
ergees 2
Victor Smith 1
GojuRyuboy13 1
October
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
Judo 2014 World Championships Juniors: The Gallery
by ergees
Yesterday at 04:53 PM
The Classic Pak Sao drill
by futsaowingchun
10/20/14 10:32 AM
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
09/25/14 08:50 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Leo's Judo Journal
by Leo_E_49
01/24/12 02:58 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Recent Posts
Judo 2014 World Championships Juniors: The Gallery
by ergees
Yesterday at 04:53 PM
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
10/22/14 07:20 AM
The Classic Pak Sao drill
by futsaowingchun
10/20/14 10:32 AM
Leo's Judo Journal
by swordy
10/11/14 09:21 AM
The Karate punch
by Ronin1966
10/09/14 03:16 PM
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Ronin1966
10/08/14 09:22 PM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by AndyLA
10/04/14 10:20 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Forum Stats
22928 Members
36 Forums
35583 Topics
432511 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#128664 - 02/22/05 05:07 PM How Long?
Anonymous
Unregistered


How long do you reckon it takes (like in years) before one who takes aikido is an effective combatent in the art?

Top
#128665 - 02/22/05 05:34 PM Re: How Long?
csinca Offline
former moderator

Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 672
Loc: Southern California
453 days

Top
#128666 - 02/22/05 05:39 PM Re: How Long?
Anonymous
Unregistered


Short answer: As long as it takes.

Longer answer: It depends.

Much longer answer: It depends on the individual, their learning capacity, number of times a week they practice, their attitude, etc. etc. etc.

Some take anywhere between 8-10 years, others take 20-30, some take a whole lifetime.

Not just in aikido, any martial art.

BTW, don't you mean "exponent", not "combatent" [sic]?

Top
#128667 - 02/24/05 05:13 PM Re: How Long?
Anonymous
Unregistered


hmmm...
I guess the answer is rather arbutrary,
I'm curious becuase I eventually want to take a martial art that is very long term, like Tai Chi.

But I sort of want to get this macho "need to be able to kick a**" bug out of my system, so I after I get some training
(5-10 years[?]) in aikido I can really concentrate on an art that has a extremely philosophical focus.

Of course many are probably wondering: "if you just want to fight well, why not take somthing like boxing?"

Many reasons. First of all being I'm already hooked on Aikido itself; I love the flowing movment, and its subtlty. And partly because your average lay-street fighter (speaking generically there) probably going to use his only tool: conventional strength. Which means attacks are going to be along the line of Tackles, Hooks and Jabs. All of these feel like effective menuveurs to the untrained (been there) but unless you know what your doing, they're are rather useless (as with many "styles" of combat).

Long and the short of it is that Aikido is perfect against this kind of fighting. Oh, and also because everyone punches, lets break the trend...

How many times a week do you recomend for classes?

Top
#128668 - 02/24/05 08:57 PM Re: How Long?
csinca Offline
former moderator

Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 672
Loc: Southern California
Yes, the answer is absolutely arbitrary and even then is meaningless. You said you were hook on Aikido, so just do it, enjoy the hell out of it and live a great life.

As for how often, how often can you go? Are you married? Do you have kids? What about a job?

For years I trained 5 or 6 days a week. Them days are over for me. I have a wife and a son and they are far more important to me than any martial art will ever be. I'm fortunate that three days a week fits very well into my lifestyle and four days a week is pretty easy as well. No way, no how could I fit in 5 except on very special occasions.

Just figure out what's important in your life (hopefully things you enjoy) and then go do it!

Chris

Top


Moderator:  Ames, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.

Koryu.com
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.

 

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga