The belts you get awarded for posting on Martial Talk don't translate in the real world.
Now you tell me...
So really a MT (Martial Talk) fighter is just an armchair warrior.
I'm OK with that.
Are you a trained Muay Thai fighter whose idea of a relaxing vacation is kicking banana trees? Big difference between being one and wishing you were one.
I don't wish for that. I don't care for Muay Thai that much. I do, however, respect the potential destructive effects of its more aggressive techniques. The reason I mentioned MT in regards to that kick is because it's very common. Practitioners use it quite a bit in order to unbalance their opponent.
But Aikido is not the only oart talking about moving in. Old School Japanese Jiujutsu says move in, grab the leg and throw the kicker on the ground...
That's a perfectly reasonable answer to what I asked, and I'm sure it works, but if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million. That's why I asked for it.
Now if you are interested in Aikido then quit asking questions, go train it and find out for yourself...
Can't. Would if I could.
Banana trees huh someones watched one too many van dame movies.
Or this -
You want me to think you're tough
Whether you think I'm tough or a frightened little girl is of little consequence to the nature of my inquiry in this thread.
but a kick to the hip ain't going to cripple me.
Wouldn't that depend on who is doing the kicking? Remember - It's the fighter, not the art.
No Aikidoka is going to go out and join the UFC.
Wouldn't want them too. It does make it a bit more trashy. I am, however, very fond of watching women fight on UFC. Very sexy stuff.
Aikido wouldn't even be very useful in UFC because small joint manipulation is illegal in the cage.
That, and the fact that they insist on gloves, don't they? Even if joint manipulation was allowed, how could you do it with gloves on?
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