How to do Ikkyo Technique (Aikido)

This video contains a tutorial on how to apply Ikkyo (first principle) technique. This is another Aikido Tutorial from a series we are making where you’ll have everything you need to know about Aikido in one place! This project is going to be a big one, including explanation of Seiza, Traditions, Techniques, Attacks, Weapons and… Continue reading How to do Ikkyo Technique (Aikido)

What's Useful in Aikido • Martial Arts Journey

Everything has two sides. While I was very critical of Aikido lately, I wanted to make sure I also recognize and share the good things I learned while training Aikido. This is why in this Martial Arts Journey video I’ll be taking a look at the good things I’ve learned in Aikido. What benefits did… Continue reading What's Useful in Aikido • Martial Arts Journey

[Aikido Tutorial] Main Principles of All Techniques

This is another Aikido Tutorial from a series we are making where you’ll have everything you need to know about Aikido in one place! This project is going to be a big one, including explanation of Seiza, Traditions, Techniques, Attacks, Weapons and more. We will release new parts of the video each Tuesday and in… Continue reading [Aikido Tutorial] Main Principles of All Techniques

Aikido Forward and Backward Roll from Scratch • Aikido Ukemi

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Aikido Black Belt Tested His Knife Defense Techniques

I’ve trained Aikido knife defense techniques for over 15 years. I finally decided to see how they hold up against real pressure. — Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel! My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually… Continue reading Aikido Black Belt Tested His Knife Defense Techniques

Was I Wrong About Aikido?

I challenged Aikido practitioners to prove that their martial art works. The videos I received made me reconsider my previous opinion. — Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel! My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I… Continue reading Was I Wrong About Aikido?

Aikido Black Belt vs BJJ Black Belt

After 15 years of Aikido practice and 4 years of BJJ I decided to try my Aikido against a BJJ black belt. Here’s what happened. — Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey. My name is Rokas. I trained Aikido for 15 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that… Continue reading Aikido Black Belt vs BJJ Black Belt

I Was An Aikido Sensei And Got DESTROYED… But Then This Happened

I was an Aikido black belt for years and then one day I got destroyed by a BJJ blue belt. Little did I know where this experience will take me next… — Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel! My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7… Continue reading I Was An Aikido Sensei And Got DESTROYED… But Then This Happened

Why Aikido is Disliked by BJJ and MMA Practitioners? • Martial Arts Journey

Aikido often has a mixed or even negative reputation, especially between practitioners of MMA and BJJ. It took me years to realize why this is actually the case. If you want to know what is the real reason why Aikido is disliked by BJJ, MMA and other combat sports practitioners, check the video. SUBSCRIBE to… Continue reading Why Aikido is Disliked by BJJ and MMA Practitioners? • Martial Arts Journey

Aikido Works?! Real Footage of Aikido in the Street

I’ve finally received a video of Aikido applied in real setting caught on CCTV footage. Yet the talk discussion we had with the person in footage will still probably be not what most Aikido people want to hear. Have you ever seen Aikido in reality yourself? Did you see or do you have Aikido footage… Continue reading Aikido Works?! Real Footage of Aikido in the Street