Friday, April 1, 2016

More on Matirossian

Much of Matirossian's credibility is his speed and power.  Striking arts depend on it.  In aikido, we use the other persons speed and power.  And old lady or little kid is met with their speed and power.  Aikido gets a bad rap from so much practice being equal to the speed and power of the attacker.

Aikido is a martial art that depends on speed and power, but only that presented by the attacker. Aikido has explosive speed and power as well, but only when warranted.  I will admit I no longer see much practice at that level, and too bad for everyone involved.

Ran dori is the opportunity for speed and matching power, and for innovation and creativity.  I rarely see ran dori, and when I do, rarely is the opportunity taken.

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