1. T

    Research on martial artists

    Hi everyone! I don't know many martial artists, so that's why I'm reaching out to you guys on here. Anyways, I've been doing Wing Chun for the past 2 years and am doing an important psychology research project looking at the relationship between different types of martial arts and self-esteem. I...
  2. vonryan

    Hello from Dublin, Ireland.

    Hi All, Just a quick hello from DTA (Dublin Tomiki Aikido). A little about me: A bit older than the average age in our dojo, I'm a relative newbie to aikido (nidan), but have experience of other martial arts (wado-ryu and kickboxing, GAA hurling & football ). Looks like an interesting...
  3. C

    Difference between aikido and aikibudo

    Greetings! I hope you are well. Here I come with my third thread in this website, again to try to understand the differences between styles taught in dojos near where I live. As always, I keep in mind that each dojo will have its own peculiarities and that I ultimately will have to visit them...
  4. Y

    Charity challenge

    Hi all I have just completed a charity challenge for save the children. The challenge involved me striking 5000 times with my Bokken whilst fasting. Please enjoy the video.
  5. Gerry Seymour

    An interesting take on early Aikido, from a Judo perspective

    The Inspiration of O-Senseis Jujutsu: A Letter by Kenji Tomiki Aikido Journal Aikido Journal recently posted a letter written by Kenji Tomiki back in the 1930's. At this time, he had trained about a decade in Judo, and a few months with Ueshiba in Jujutsu (as it was referred to at the time...
  6. Gerry Seymour

    Thoughts on mats

    I'm posting this here, because my primary art (Nihon Goshin Aikido) has more in common with Jujutsu and Judo than Ueshiba's Aikido. We primarily use Judo falls (nearly identical to those I learned in Judo in the 1980's), and have Judo-style throws (from clinch, etc.) that don't seem to show up...
  7. A

    Self Defense & Martial Arts Confusions and Misconceptions

    Read this article and find out about the differences between competitions fighting, martial arts and self defense: Martial Arts Misconceptions
  8. P

    Can Karate Stand a Chance Against Aikido?

    I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right spot so let me know if this is the wrong place to ask this. I'm not an expert in martial arts (I'm pretty much a total novice) but I always wanted to know if a offensive-based martial art, like Karate and Taekwondo, is capable of lasting or even...
  9. G

    I went and played with the local aikido guys nearby.

    Approaching an Art with an Open Heart I had a really good time. Haven't done breakfalls in a while. My body is sore in a good way but my shoulders are going to hate me at xingyibagua practice later. I hope you enjoy what I wrote.
  10. iamstevengold

    Some guidance for a beginner would be SUPER appreciated.

    Hey everyone, just joined the forum. Looking forward to being a part of the community! Ive been tossing around the idea of joining MA for a while now, and am certain it's something I am going to commit to. So naturally, I first need to decide on a style right? Hours & hours later of digging...
  11. Soul.Con.Fusion

    Shorinjikempo/Jeet Kun Do/Aikido/Kuk Sool Won

    Peace everyone! I'm very glad to have found this forum! My name is Mesha and I'm a 22 year old female college student in NJ. I'm 5'8 and 180+ (i don't care about posting my weight). (Long post ahead) I took up karate for about a week when I was very young (probably 7)... My sensei made me do...
  12. AdhamPitbullKabil

    Are Those Martial Arts Good Together??

    so im a 14 year old boxing silver medalist, first place on the state twice and a bodybuilding gold medalist i started boxing a year ago i was getting bullied ..... so i joined boxing to be able to beat the guys that bullied me after 2 months i was upgraded to the semi-top team (the coach said...
  13. Samurai-do

    On Aikido: Its Origins and its efficacy

    On Aikido: its origins and its effectiveness I hope this might provide something of an insight to those who criticise Aikido for not being prevalent on the MMA scene :) Feedback, comments etc. always appreciated! :)
  14. M

    Takemusu Aikido

    Does anyone in here study this style? I believe that was the old, Iwama Ryu style, right? From what I have read it was the original style taught by O'Sensei before all the flash, right? I ask because in my search to find a good martial art dojo or school I stumbled upon a place that I am...