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Aikido of Charlotte

Sensei Gary Boaz has cool kiai sound effects....

Listen @ 1:58.

I’m a big fan of his instructional videos.

The Tres Mal Hombres

(The Three Bad Guys)


If you want to make your aikido as street effective as possible, you have to learn to play the bad guy(s); and there are more than one profile you must learn.



Watch any aikido video on yourtube, and you’ll see all kinds of negative comments like, “No one would ever attack like that!”  “MMA is better!” And my favorite, “My BJJ teacher would smoke this guy!”   Etc., etc.  


Viewers assume the techniques do not work because the attacks are so diffeent than what they’d see in the street.  You just don’t see many chops to the side of the head in streeet bralls.


To some extent it is impossible not to I agree with the statements ~ as there are a lot of suspect attacks out there.... Which is why the early Steven Seagal movies were so compelling.  Here is what aikido really looks like!  


The problem was that many in the traditional aikido circles tried to disavow Seagal’s work and  claimed, “That’s not aikido.”  (And went back to their mindless “chopping”).  


A generation of potential aikido students has been lost to martial arts like sport jujitsu, and fight centers (which train a conglomerastion of standing and ground arts.



Bad Guy Templates:  


Bubba WalMart:  Bubba Walmart is angry, often drunk or showing off for near-by buddies.  Emotion fuels his rage, and although he is not trained to fight, he is totally committed to landing a punch on your jaw.  Because he doesn’t know any better, he throws a punch almost like he throws a baseball.  This equates to a lot of big sloppy roundhouses. Aikido is perfect for this guy.



"Tommy Target." He is much more calculating than Bubba Walmart. He might have wrestled in high school, and remembers. He might have also boxed, took karate, etc. Tommy Target is much more deliberate in his approach to a physical altercation than Bubba Walmart.  He fights out of a “stance,” and he generally throws combination punches in his attack, and he can fight standing or on the ground.  The guy fighting batman in the link below is a classic Tommy Target.


“Freddy Forever 21” is a step up from Tommy Target in that he is updated/ practiced on his skills.  He can counter many defenses you might employ against his attacks.  He imay be armed with a knife, club, or gun.  He tries to gain advantage by flanking.  He generally relies on "surprise."  The ultimate assasin/ assailant, this guy is not looking for a fight, he is looking for a victim.  

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