Aikido vs. BJJ: The Idea of Fighting vs. Fighting

Aikido is a beautiful art with long flowing robes and extravagant throws based on wristlocks and joint manipulation. To an outsider, this is an amazing display of leverage, grace and balance. In comparison, when we look at Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as a beginner or an outsider, we don’t really see anything. We see grabbing, hugging and often times tapping.¬†Aikido is an idealized form of fighting and shows elaborate movements as they exist as an ideal. However when this meets up against a fighting style, of course this art is out of its depth. Watch two black belt from each art go at it here.


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