Twenty years of Aikido sparring pt 2

Twenty years of sparring with Aikido- this is the second part of a three part series outlining my journey to understanding what Aikido is. I went through several iterations of what I believed the art to be, from Japanese Jujutsu, ro some similar fighting art- to a “mobile weapon platform”. In this part I talk… Continue reading Twenty years of Aikido sparring pt 2

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

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

Get Better At Aikido – Vlog #50 | Mae Ukemi – The Front Roll | 前受身

Get Better At Aikido – Vlog | Mae Ukemi 前受身 | The Front Roll Support my channel, Visit my website and purchase an AikiPower T-Shirt! http://www.shinkikan.com/houston-aikido-martial-arts/aikido-houston-blog/store/ Mae Ukemi, 前受身, the front roll is one of the most important, basic techniques in Aikido. If you can do the front roll, you can get better at Aikido!… Continue reading Get Better At Aikido – Vlog #50 | Mae Ukemi – The Front Roll | 前受身

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?