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    Aikido replacement

    I keep hearing about a lot of different Jujutsu approaches.I know I said the same about Aikido (altho I seldomly read about any "named" styles) but it makes you question : if theis budo is so good how come everyone picks it up and changes it and sticks a new label? Also how come TaeKwonDo...
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    Aikido replacement

    I actually have access to both of those along with a variety of Karate,Viet Vo Dao,Taido,Judo,TKD,Kickboxing etc... I'm inclined to pick Jujutsu but I don't like it's lack of indentity... (as for Hapkido,I have this stupid wish to pick a Japanese MA...which ain't that stupid if you consider...
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    Aikido replacement

    So I wasn't really able to find Aikido dojos near me :( and I'm considering a different martial art at least until I can somehow manage to find a place where I can practice Aikido. That's where you guys come in :P What do you think is the closest MA to Aikido both in terms of actual techniques...
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    Taido

    I had never heard of this before.Is anyone here familiar with the concept of Taido?I heard it's similar to Karate....
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    Newbie needs advice

    Sad sad news :waah: Today i went to the two gyms where Aikido was supposedly taught.It turns out both haven't got Aikido anymore :waah: ! What am I gonna do now?!!! :waah:
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    "Real" Aikido

    Well the thing is what got me attracted to Aikido was that vision of Iwama.Say I end up beeing exposed to a street-fight-mentality Aikido.Sure I'm bound to get something out of it.I know I will be able to say "this thaught this and that" after a year or so. But in the end it might not be what I...
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    "Real" Aikido

    Okay so like I said in another thread I'm currnetly investigating which martial art I should start practicing.I'm strongly inclined to pick Aikido specially after reading an interview with Trist瓊o da Cunha (probably the best portuguese aikidoka who trained with Saito Sensei more than once)...
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    Newbie needs advice

    Thanks everyone for the welcome and advice :) It's funny you say that because that's what I'm afraid of.I live in a pretty big city by portuguese standards but it's still not easy to find a lot of dojos. Actually around here you usually only find these schools within fitness clubs which have...
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    Newbie needs advice

    I think you guys put too much attention on my age question:) Actually my age concern is due more to work issues and the unpredictability of my future years ([hopefully] ill be hoping from one place to another because of college/work).Until now I was pretty much on vacation all year long but...
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    Newbie needs advice

    When I say I'm too old...I mean it's way more easy to learn things when you are younger right?Plus how many Judo fighters starting when their 20 end up beeing masters? Not saying I want to be one, just asking if I still can.The truth is that I always wanted to learn a martial art and dedicate...
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    Newbie needs advice

    So I'm a 19 year old portuguese guys whose only experience with martial arts was 3 years ago when I practiced Tae Kwon Do for 6 months.The reason why I didn't stay was because I felt I wasn't learning much. Our master would basically tells us to do this or that exercise (usually involving...
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