Using Aikido in Combat
Everyone has the power of life or death in one’s hands. It
is the decision of the individual to slow down when
pedestrians are crossing or whether to pull the trigger
when going on a duck hunt.
Unfortunately, there are certain elements in society who
will cause harm in order to get money instead of working
for it. The person can become a victim when walking to the
car after doing some shopping or when coming home late from
The police may not always be there to assist so it is best
to be prepared always. One way to be prepared is learning a
martial art. The individual does not have to be as good as
Bruce Lee to kick butt but simply learn what it takes to
deliver a good punch.
One of the more popular and yet very peaceful is aikido.
This is because in combat, the person doesn’t strike the
opponent with the intent to injure or kill. The objective
is merely to subdue the opponent with minimum force to be
able to get to safety.
There are various Dojos all across the country that teach
aikido. The person can sign up in one and then move up the
Beginners will first work use techniques based in the shape
of a square. As the skills develop, the person will move up
to triangle and then eventually circle. This will take
months so the student must be committed throughout the
The objective of this is for the person to be able to the
various techniques with the least amount of effort unlike
before. This will give the person enough energy in combat
should there be more than one opponent.
The things done in practice such as the holds, grips and
falls can never be compared with what happens in the
streets. This is because an inexperienced person may try
something different so the individual should be prepared
It is a good thing though that various competitions are
held regularly so that one’s combat skills can be tested.
The student can sign up especially if the dojo usually
participates in such tournaments.
While in practice