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Aikido vs MMA – REAL SPARRING – 2017

Aikido vs MMA – REAL SPARRING – 2017

There are already plenty of people calling Aikido – Bullshido , yet time came to really see whether traditional Aikido works in an MMA ring.

While this video is not Aikido vs MMA as a real fight, it’s only a light sparring, it still shows how Aikido doesn’t work in this setting even when paired against an Aikido practitioner of many years. It’s a good sign that Aikido combat is not really the greatest part of Aikido effectiveness.

No matter what martial arts you pair Aikido with making an Aikido vs video, whether it will be Aikido vs MMA, Aikido vs BJJ, Aikido vs Karate, Aikido vs Judo or any other Aikido vs, it probably will always have a hard time and it Aikido’s lack in training method will leave Aikido exposed. In the end it becomes a scene of Aikido fantasy vs reality, which explains why some of the mains search words for Aikido are: Aikido fake, aikido bullshido, aikido doesn’t work, aikido gets owned, aikido gets destroyed, aikido in reality, aikido is garbage and more.

Unless we look at Aikido practical application, any Aikido vs MMA video will end up looking bad. Thus something needs to be done and that is why I’ve started a project called Aikido Quest.

After this experience I went on to train MMA full time for a full year, had an amateur MMA fight and then sparred with the same MMA fighter again. See the results here:

See the whole journey how this video lead to starting a new style of Aikido ►

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Name of the song used in sparring: Nameless Warning – Spillway [Argofox]