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My Best Advice to Practitioners of Questionable Martial Arts

My Best Advice to Practitioners of Questionable Martial Arts

Some martial arts are criticized more than others. As a former Aikidoka in this video I give advice to people who practice martial arts with bad reputations such as Aikido, Wing Chun, Bujinkan, Tai Chi, various styles of Kung Fu, etc. Basically various styles which many people refer to as McDojo or Bullshido styles.

Videos from my new channel Critical Thinkers:

Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel!

My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that Aikido does not live up to what it promises.

Lead by this realization I decided to make a daring step to close my Aikido Dojo and move to Portland, Oregon for six months to start training MMA at the famous Straight Blast Gym Headquarters under head coach Matt Thornton.

After six months intensive training I had my first amateur MMA fight after which I moved back to Lithuania. During all of this time I am documenting my experience through my YouTube channel called “Martial Arts Journey”.

Now I am slowly setting up plans to continue training MMA under quality guidance and getting ready for my next MMA fight as I further document and share my journey and discoveries.

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Check the video “Aikido vs MMA” which started this whole Martial Arts Journey:

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