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

Real Aikido Expert Proves Rokas (the "Martial Arts Journey" guy) was wrong about Aikido!

In this video, Remy and I talk about how Aikido is actually effective, despite what most people think. However, a big part of the reason stems from the way several people train and teach it. This video is also a response to a video Rokas put out titled “Was I Wrong about Aikido”. He runs… Continue reading Real Aikido Expert Proves Rokas (the "Martial Arts Journey" guy) was wrong about Aikido!

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

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

Aikido vs MMA – REAL SPARRING

There are already plenty of people calling Aikido – Bullshido , yet time came to really see whether traditional Aikido works in an MMA ring. While this video is not Aikido vs MMA as a real fight, it’s only a light sparring, it still shows how Aikido doesn’t work in this setting even when paired… Continue reading Aikido vs MMA – REAL SPARRING