Aikido (Steven Seagal) in MMA: Does anyone actually believe it can work in MMA?

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  1. Alexandergreat3

    Alexandergreat3 In Fedor We Trust, amen™

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    With the recent talks of Steven Seagal "teaching Cormier some 'deadly' techniques," I was wondering if anyone here on Sherdog actually believe Aikido can work in MMA?


    This was what Bas Rutten said about Aikido in MMA:

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    This was what happened when Aikido met a real martial art (wrestling):

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    From what I know, Aikido practitioners don't even spar. All they do is perform choreographed demo against each other. Aikido is a nice martial art for the movies, not real fighting.
     
  2. kashmir

    kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    Aikido is a joke. Could you believe Sensei Segal said that any guy who dissed that pseudo martial art online would get his face smashed against his keyboarlfknds'fn]sdofns]o[fjs
     
  3. A Muse of Fire

    A Muse of Fire Brown Belt

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    Some Aikido guys sparr and cross train judo and karate. They actually hit and throw each other. If they do that stuff than sure.
     
  4. UniqueSteez

    UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

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    Honestly someone of it would work like wrist locks and such but for the most part I don't think its applicable to MMA due to the rule set and actual environment of the fight.
     
  5. Phrozenspite

    Phrozenspite Black Belt

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    Honestly that cardio kickboxing shit soccer moms love is probably a better base than aikido
     
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    nhbfan8080 Black Belt

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    The Seagal thing is a joke, all Seagal did was some media time with the fighters.
     
  7. MUSTKILL

    MUSTKILL Brown Belt

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    dude..

    hespect
     
  8. OliverAtom

    OliverAtom Granite Belt

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    Bas said it best. Some of the close distance moves might work but overall its not an effective style for mma.
     
  9. chaoticmayhem

    chaoticmayhem Brown Belt

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    Aikido just looks stupid.
     
  10. Mixedfights

    Mixedfights Silver Belt

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    Cant work in MMA.
    Cant work period.

    There may be a few exceptions but overwhelmingly it is crap.
     
  11. Freddy Mercury

    Freddy Mercury Banned Banned

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    A good friend of mine is a 3 Dan black belt in Aikido and he says he'd get wrecked by any fighter. He does it for the exercise and practice but as a fighting art it wouldn't help at all.

    Unless you were fighting against some dude who never fought before, had no athleticism, and was a clumsy idiot.
     
  12. Unicorn Princes

    Unicorn Princes Banned Banned

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    wouldn't most of aikido be illegal in MMA? like you can just grab someones fingers and berak them
     
  13. Phrozenspite

    Phrozenspite Black Belt

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    Small joint manipulation yeah, and plus it wouldnt necessarily end a fight, you could just have more guys injured. Going two on one for some of the wrist and handlocks would also lead the aikido dude to getting punched in the face if he could even get a grip on his opponent
     
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    Bearknuckle Brown Belt

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    Punches dont always end a fight. I would honestly risk eating a punch i was ready for and breaking a guys finger, his hand would pretty much be useless and then i could strike with him.

    I just think there could be more to learn and improve in martial arts.

    The way some mma fans react to some TMAs is downright disrespectful and not progressive for the sport of mma. I mean, phil baroni said kicking is for girls, and guys would look like idiots doing jumping kicks etc. Then machida jumping front kicks couture and pettis flies off the fence and kicks someone in a title fight. Its true people fear what they dont know and fear turns into hatred. Jon jones' arm bending move in the glover fight is an old kung fu move i saw in a movie, (im almost sure it was a wrestling move because my coach showed me something similar in high school).

    People need to have more of an open mind when it comes to new stuff. Being closed minded doesnt evolve anything. Same shit is boring.
     
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    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    One of the fakest and more irrelevant 'martial arts' in history.
     
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    Tavares1988 Lyoto machida's cute puppy Double Yellow Card

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    imagine trying that strategy to guys like hunt and nelson. hahah
     
  18. Alexandergreat3

    Alexandergreat3 In Fedor We Trust, amen™

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    ^ Bearknuckle,

    Aikido is the bastardized version of Judo. The founder was a Judo student who used Judo techniques and turned it into a flawed martial art that does not test out its techniques through real sparring.

    Dissing Aikido is not being closed minded. It's about pointing out a flawed martial art.

    Aikido is a martial art built on untested fantasy theories. This was what happened when Aikido met Judo.

     
  19. Phrozenspite

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    Or carwin, jones with elbows, even tim kennedy. Look what he was able to do because yoel couldnt raise his hand or get out of range to be punched.
     
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    Too deadly.
     

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