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    Jigoro Kano's Philosophy on Judo Randori

    Check out my video on Jigoro Kano's philosophy of randori. Considering that Judo is viewed as just a sport by a lot of people, it's really important to keep his philosophical thoughts on Judo going. What do you all think?
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    Yeah, that's crazy!!! I've spoken to a lot of people from different martial art styles who say similar things.
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    Wow. That says it all. The instructor can't get his technique to work and blames the student, saying that he's "looking for a fight." It's that kind of bully tactic, to keep the myth going, that goes against the very philosophy of Aikido. Not the technique failing...but the reaction of the...
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    You raised some good points. I guess that Aikido could go through an evolution process, where the aim is to make it effective against a resisting opponent. Even with the foot work, it's incredibly difficult for an Aikidoka to maintain the required distance for Aikido to work. Basically, would...
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    It's an important thing for people to understand, as they're getting a false sense of confidence, in regards to training Aikido and developing combat ability. Did you ever see anyone question this to their instructor, after they were unsuccessful with applying Aikido against a resisting...
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    That's true. You won't develop the fighting ability without sparring against a resisting training partner - who is also attempting to apply techniques on you. However, I don't believe that this is the point of Aikido - it's nothing at all to do with fighting ability.
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    Unfortunately, that is the problem. A lot of Aikidoka don't know this. Morihei Ueshiba was a tough guy. Aside from his martial arts training, he had fought in the front lines of the Russo-Japanese war. It was these experiences that developed his ability to fight. Aikido seems to be more like a...
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    Hey Guys, please check out my video on why Rokas from the Martial Arts Journey channel got Aikido wrong. Plus, I talk about why providing video evidence of Aikido techniques working against resisting opponents, is not actually proof of Aikido. My argument is that Aikido was never intended as a...
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    UFC 261 Weidman leg breaks!!!

    Nice one! Thanks so much! Yeah, I used to do Kyokushin when I was a kid. I remember seeing the adults spar and the leg kicks looked devastating! I get what you mean though by just accepting it. It must be so hard to do, especially in the middle of a round, even when just sparring.
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    UFC 261 Weidman leg breaks!!!

    Yeah, it is really terrible injury. I do train in MMA but I always wear shin and instep guards when we spar. So, when you do clash, shin on shin, it's not a big deal whatsoever. However, I can't imagine sparring without those shin pads on! Sometimes, when just drilling, and you clash your...
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    Rokas Responds on Wing Chun Challenge...

    Cheers for that! Yeah, I get the same feeling that Rokas would be up for sparring rather than a formal fight. It would be great, especially going over what worked and what didn't etc. I'll let you know as soon as he gets back to me. Thanks again!!!
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    Martial Arts Addict

    Hi Guys, I've recently created a new YouTube channel. I'd be extremely grateful if you could check out my videos and give me some feedback on what you think. I can't may any money from these videos because I've used footage which has copyright on them. But, the research is all mine. Please let...
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    UFC 261 Weidman leg breaks!!!

    Check out my video about leg kicks in MMA. Does anyone here train MMA? How do you deal with shin pain/ injuries etc. Does throwing leg kicks worry you?
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    Rokas Responds on Wing Chun Challenge...

    I'm not sure about that. If we meet up to just spar, that'll be fine. We're not gonna go tear each other into pieces. Before the whole COVID-19 restricted training, I was regularly sparring guys of all different weights, in BJJ and MMA. The bigger guys don't go full out to smash the smaller...
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    Rokas Responds on Wing Chun Challenge...

    When I saw Rokas' challenge video, I just thought it would be a great idea. I'm not a professional fighter and neither is Rokas. Plus, he seems like a nice guy. He just wants to find out the answers to the questions he's got about the martial arts. I've got my own questions and finding things...
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    Rokas Responds on Wing Chun Challenge...

    I actually offered to take Rokas on in a challenge match, to see if I could pit Wing Chun against him. I was willing to travel to Lithuania. Rokas got back to me, and said that he would look into coming to the UK, so that we could arrange things. Unfortunately, it looks like he decided that...
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    UFC vs Wing Chun

    Hey Guys, Please check out my video that I recently made about the Emin Boztepe vs Royce Gracie fight that could've happened!!!
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    Samurai Suffragettes

    Thanks so much for the feedback!!! Yeah, I have had other people say the same thing about the length of the video. I did one about Yasuke - the African samurai - and that was about 30 minutes long LOL!!! So, definitely aiming to keep future videos shorter in order. Nice one!!!
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    Samurai Suffragettes

    Okay, maybe that wasn't the best name for the video. I'll definitely have a rethink about that one. Cheers for the feedback though.
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    Samurai Suffragettes

    Daaaamnnn!!! Thanks for spotting that!!! I've made an edit note about the error on the description. Thanks for so much!!!
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    Yasuke - Was He Both The First Foreign Samurai and Sumo Wrestler?

    Hi Guys, I did a lot of research on Yasuke, the African man who some argue was the first non-Japanese samurai. I also make the argument that he could be the first foreign sumo wrestler. I'd be grateful for your views on the video, as well as any further information that you'd like to share.
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    Samurai Suffragettes

    Hi Guys, I made a video after doing some research about the Suffragettes and their security unit known as The Bodyguard. I'd be grateful if you could share any more information on this topic, and for any feedback on your thoughts regarding the video. Peace
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