A while back in a discussion about karate and aikido, a pretty smart guy quoted some old dead oriental guy as having said something to the effect of, "There is only one martial art." The idea being we all practice subsets of the one martial art and practice under different names. Could it be?.I got to thinking about this quote the other day while watching some karate vids on YouTube.
“I studied martial arts for many years, and I have decided that raising toddlers is the best possible training in conflict management. As anyone that has studied martial arts (or watched Karate Kid) knows, classic martial arts are a... Read Post
“The old adage ‘practice makes perfect’ is incorrect. Rather, it should read ‘practice makes permanent’.” I’ve been doing various martial arts for well over 35 years and concentrating on aikido for about 20. I found aikido while sea... Read Post
From Aikido Online: “I started Aikido in 1973. I was 20 years old. I wanted to be able to protect myself so I was interested in taking a martial art. I visited a couple of karate dojos, but they were practicing exactly what I wanted... Read Post