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  1. Snives823 Green Belt

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    I have an mma tournament coming up and one of my opponents does combat aikido. Does anyone have any experience against this style. I have little knowledge of it and I don't know if they have any ground training or standup only. Fight is May 31 here in Manila amatuer with the headgear. I also have to fight two Muay Thai guys but I know enough about Muay Thai to have a gameplan at least. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. kokoro Orange Belt

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    yeah... don't let him grab your wrist.... :icon_lol:

    if he does ...you have to go limp and pretend he throws you 20 feet... :icon_chee

    but seriously... he sounds like a ground specialist so pepper him with leg kicks and punching combos.

    Best,

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  3. Yanoush Guest

    My gameplan against an Aikido guy would be to punch him in the face repeatedly
     
  4. SlowlyWeRot** Banned Banned

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    Overwhelm him with quick strikes; in and out, don't let him get ahold of you. Or just go for a classic double leg and take him down, I highly doubt he is proficient on the ground.
     
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    Combat Aikido? Like Jason DeLucia? Watch out for that black magic.

    If it is like Shodokan Aikido you could probably expect something along the lines of Judo as far as techniques. Depends on the school, but a lot of (good) Aikido schools focus heavily on conditioning so maybe you should expect him to be fairly strong and have good cardio.

    Depending on what your skill is at everything - I'd recommend trying to keep it standing up and keep your distance, perhaps try to get some damage with some leg kicks to slow him down - just hit him with quick strikes to keep him from getting close and grabbing you. But if your BJJ is good then taking it down shouldn't be a problem.
     
  6. Snives823 Green Belt

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    thanks guys. I am pretty good at BJJ and I am a wrestler from PA with 13 years under my belt so I will plan to take it to the mat then.
     
  7. icyblue17 Orange Belt

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    Hey bro, I'm from manila too and I would love to watch. Please PM me the details. :D

    As for the topic, I did some Aikido but not combat so if the rule states no small joint manipulation then 80% of his techniques are illegal. My tip is to take him down ASAP. From that on I expect you to dominate him. Watch out for some open hand strikes(which is more irritating that powerful). It might tickle you a bit but just focus on taking him down. GoodLuck Kapatid!
     
  8. Flexwave2003 International Playboy

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    As has been mentioned, whatever you do DO NOT run at him with your hands extended.

    It will be curtains for you pal. Ive had the oppurtunity to train with a highly ranked Aikido expert and to be honest I wasnt that impressed. He had an inflated opinion of what he could with his abilitys and upon demonstration in a "what if they do this" scenario for the class had no answer for my MT clinch which would have opened his eyes had I choosen to spin him and actually deliver knees. As it stood, I didnt want to embarass the man in front of 30 students.

    Combat Aikido may be a completely different story, but I wouldnt let this "lull" you into believing its going to be a cake walk. He may very well be extremely well rounded, but its a safe bet the skills you will face from a true Aikido practitional well involve techniques from close quarters, they usually like to work off being grabbed or chased in a manner like you're trying to grab them. You should expect some type of throwing abilitys, depending on how advanced the guy is.
     
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    his main thing will be the ground honestly. if your stand up is good, box him. in and out, quick strikes. or just shoot in td and gnp
     
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    combat akidio is prob like the jason delucia stuff, some of that weird BS, but will prob be a grappler imo,i'd treat him like a really good judo guy, don't let him clinch you. also if he hops around like a ghey, you know to KTFO him
     
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    Congrats on the red belt.
     
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    thank you sir, and you too
     
  13. BorrowDolla Green Belt

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    Combat Akido. Don't lose to this person or you'll be a joke. Seriously.

    Worry about the Muay Thai guys. Against the Aikido guy, just work your timing and beat the hell out of him standing up. I wouldn't turn it into a brawl because you're probably much better technically than he is standing up.

    Hope you have a little jiu jitsu experience though in case he gets it to the ground. Watch out for the guillotine.

    edit: just read your other post. Yeah take it to the mat in all instances.
     
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    no experience but aikido tends to like wrist locks a lot(dont know if they are legal).

    I would just take it like any other oponent which is basically have fun, and focus on beating the shit out of him without getting too stressed out, or arrogant(overconfidence can get you killed).

    dont take things easy just because someone says his style would suck because you may be surprised what could happen.
     
  15. omgitsrick Green Belt

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    LOL Aikido, and you're worried about him? Are you serious? Aikido is like the fakest excuse for grappling in the world today. Just punch him in the face. >.>
     
  16. Snives823 Green Belt

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    Yea it is all combat aikido here so maybe i'll try out my muay thai first but I know that my strength is the ground. There are no elbows on the ground which makes me angry because they are very effective for wrestlers.
     
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    wow i just saw the Steven Seagal does Aikido that's funny.
     
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    ttt i want some more opinions here
     
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    ttt i want some more opinions here
     
  20. Whitefish Guest

    Everyone pretty much has summed it up.

    I'm not a fighter yet but I go to a kickboxing gym so I'm not the most informed but I was under the impression that Akido is mostly small-joint manipulation, which is obviously not allowed in MMA.

    He might try some throws but.... Pretty much the building blocks of his art seemed to be base on what ISN'T allowed in MMA.

    Feel free to take him to the ground. I don't think Akido is about ground game as much as BJJ is. And I'm pretty sure you said you're a BJJ guy earlier in the thread.

    Good luck with the fight. Let us know how it turns out.
     

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