|QUOTE (Fedor Emelianenko @ Dec 8 2007, 18:26)|
| Anyone else want to defend their imaginary effective wrist throwing art ? |
--supea-- you should of stuck with judo
Interesting that you say that. The top 10 studenst of the Kodokan still get to stay with the President of Aikido for a year because the founders of both were friends and knew each otther well and they had certain agreements about Budo.
The entire premise of taking one aikidoist and pretending that a tournament done by him represents all of Aikido or that the practicioner of the other art represents the core or even the best from his art is absurd.
This is a topic about your personal fighting and training including Personal Martial Arts experience.
Just becaue Aikido is my mother art does not mean that is my only school of training and if fact I have stated earlier to the contrary in numerous posts nor does that mean I disclaim Aikido in any way for I am more of an aikidoist for doing just what I did and coming home is something most warriors do. xD
@ Fedor Emelianenko> I feel very differently and disagree from a superior personal perspective in regards to the subject matter of many things you have said. Superior perspective by comparison because as the other aikidoists can assert that you do not know the thing you contest enough to make the statements you do and it is obvious by the ingnorance and incorrect things you assert in your posts on these issues. None the less I still consider you a valuable human being even if I disagree with you adamantly on some issues.
When you take up an art their are numerous things that you should take into consideration including all the things you want to produce with your study.
Now, don't get me wrong many styles do damage your opponents into submissiona nd I have studied several of those styles as well yet there is more than one way to get submission and the physical prowess of an opponent is not the only thing to consider for there are many things of import to consider in a conflict.
Seizing initiative is one very important thing. The meaning here is specific and is often misunderstood.
Your listening should be to more than just your opponent and you need to remembver to listen to yourself and find your own inner place to operate from.
If I had to choose one martial art and sacrifice the rest of them.......I couldn't do it. I believe that attemting to do so would be an extreme form of self deception. It is not possible to cut off the sources flow because of changes in direction and just because the flow alters does not mean the river is not still one with itself. This metaphor can be useful to explain what it is like to be on the warrior path and learn different things and have a journey that is changing and diverse. Life is like that and it doesn't ask permission to do so nor does it ask for forgiveness yet we may need ask life for either and both at times lest we forget our humanity.
Now since I am still interested in this thread I would like to present a few of the things that come up in conversation with artists once they have an intimate standing with one another yet some are off guard questions to ask any practitioner. Some of these are bold and if answered in actual I fully expect some answers that may be long or short and also some that are inspecific or less than fully acurate yet alluding and suggestive to a truth to be shared. Eventually I will answer them myself but I thought I would offer the oppurtunity to others since I did not start this thread. These questions are about personal experience, in relation to combat and training, and not opinion outside of personal experience
How many times have events happened that have changed your view about combat? How did your view change? Has this happened more than once? Were these experiences ever the same?
Can you displace their importance from your life or do they still influence you?
After delivering serious injury to another what did you feel? Is that all you felt or did things change over time?
Do you ever feel the need to justify your actions after combat to yourself or others?
Do you know the laws of your land and other lands you travel in regards to Exhibition of Force, Application of Force, Excessive Force and Deadly Force?
How do these laws affect you?
Is your art accepted in your location?
Are any of your arts considered a clandestine study?
How many times have you put someone else into emergency or critical care do to injuries from combat? How long? How severe?
How many times have you been put in emergency or critical care due to combat? How long? How severe?
How many times have you delivered or sustained damage that required emergency or critical care due to combat?
How many times have you been required to fill out a police report due to an altercation that you considered yourself a participant in the exchange of force? How did you feel before, during and after the reporting?
Have you made any serious mistakes?
Have you ever had problems with guilt, shame or blame? If so, what did you do about that and how did you relieve it? Or did you?
Have you experienced the presence of death in combat? You can share what you will...if you are able. This does not mean that you yourself were involved just present.
Do you value life outside of your own? Why?
What do you like and dislike about formalities in training locations, schools and instructors?
Have you ever left a trainer or training facility for reasons of ethics?
Have you ever joined a trainer or training facility for the reason of ethics?
What works in your opinion and why? What does not work and why?
Are you familiar with the local law enforcement? How? Have you been familair with other law enforcement?
Are you familiar with the courts? How?
Are you reluctant to engage with a particular type of combatant? Why?
How does fight or flight instinct affect you and what symptoms do you recieve?
How do you feel when it is on
? How do you feel after it is done? How do you feel about these two things and how are they related to your feelings about yourself?
Do you often desire to damage someone whom is an inferior combatant?
How do you feel about those whom you consider a superior combatant?
Have you ever had a block in your flow/source/soul? What do you do about it? How often has it happened? Do you have a particular way of describing it to others and yourself that seems to communicate the issue?
Do you appriciate, enjoy and even love life?
Have you ever suffered from a martial disease? Which ones and how long did they remain with you?
If an altercation approaches when a movement starts and it begins how do you feel about the thing referred to as "the game"? Please explain?
I hope that some of you find this interesting or useful to answer and share. Not everyone whom visits this thread is or has been a serious combatant and many will not understand the purpose of certain questions. Those of you that do.......Here is to you, REGARDS.
.......and perhaps some of those experienced people can demonstrate the value of honesty and sharing some of this. If not, I understand. If so, I applaud you.