Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Should we question old school martial arts? Comment I saw on fb.

Wrestling vs. 4th degree master in Aikido


I just saw this video, this is the description.

"Grandmaster of Turkish Submission Wrestling and head of the Marital Kinetics Academy, Levent Altunbas, is unexpectedly challenged to a match when he visited the largest Aikido dojo in Vietnam. His opponent is a 4th Dan in Aikido and a champion fighter"

I saw a comment on fb and the guy asked the question:

"how could this be possible? Are we now supposed to start questioning old school martial arts?"

and the  reply from the one who shared was 

"yes you should. Question everything you see until you can be proved wrong. It's your right and life on the line

okay that kinda makes sense BUT:

Firts of since when does an Aikido practioner challenges people to a fight. From what I know Aikido is all about peace and respect, not about challenging people to fight.

Second of all, I don't think we should judge old school martial arts because of a single video.

Just the fact that this "aikido" guy challenged someone to a fight should be an indication not to do that.

I think that it's because of ignorance of people not knowing what real martial arts is that they start to judge.

I know Bruce Lee was against tradition and established forms, systems or styles, and I agree.

However I think old school martial arts should be respected and honored, and not judge by a stupid video online.

Infact if it wasn't for "old school" martial arts, there would be no martial arts.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree. The Aikido guy is fraudulent. He is showing complete disrespect to Aikido and the founder Morihei Ueshiba. A real Aikido practitioner or actually just a real Martial Artist would never challenged anybody to fight. Thanks for the post Jaden.


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