What Does Aikido Mean

I’ve been doing Aikido for over 29 years and teaching for 19 years, and I constantly ask myself, “what does aikido mean?” Always trying to figure out how to improve my understanding of it as well as my techniques. In 1991 I traveled to Japan to study Aikido and deep my understanding of what it… Continue reading What Does Aikido Mean

Complete All-in-One Aikido Tutorial – 2017

Welcome to a complete all in one Aikido tutorial where we cover all subjects from Aikido traditions, basics, techniques to weapons. For your convenience this video is with menus, which work only on a PC so we suggest watching it with it. Time placement: 4:00 Start of Tutorial 4:30 Tying a Belt 6:18 Etiquette 20:18… Continue reading Complete All-in-One Aikido Tutorial – 2017

My Response to my Haters and My Hippy Dancy Aikido Thing Explained

Recently a video was published of me doing a hippy dancy Aikido thing. The poster used it as “proof” that my Aikido was inadequate. Here’s my response. — 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… Continue reading My Response to my Haters and My Hippy Dancy Aikido Thing Explained

Deflecting an Attack Effortlessly | Aikido Self Defense | Self Defense Moves | FightFast

Deflecting an incoming attack with your hands is not an easy technique to master, but can be an effective way to neutralize at attacker. In this self defense tip Michael Tan demonstrates how to use your hands in an open hand position with the thumbs tucked, to deflect and intercept an incoming attack. This will… Continue reading Deflecting an Attack Effortlessly | Aikido Self Defense | Self Defense Moves | FightFast

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

Aikido WORKS in the Streets

Aikido demonstration puts Steven Seagal to shame. HAYABUSA DEAL: https://www.hayabusafight.com/?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=youtubers&utm_campaign=voto-studios Lots of people like to clown on Aikido, but not many people have experienced the power of Mexican Aikido. VERY limited people have any knowledge of this subject because I have yet to make it public to the YouTube community.. but here’s a little preview.… Continue reading Aikido WORKS in the Streets

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