#1
I'm going to start aikido on Tuesday, so I figured I'd see what practitioners of the traditional grappling arts there are on UG. Who here is a student of Judo, Aikido, jujutsu, aikijujutsu, hapkido, sumo, etc.? Is there a community for grapplers? If not, should we start one?

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#2
I don't study the martial arts per se, but I'm a pretty huge guy, so if I get into a fight I'll probably try to start with a grab.
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Im in to both. Im a Karate practitioner, and because its gotten so bad this needs saying, at a pretty hardcore school. I also train brazilian jiujitsu and judo.
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i like hitting people with plants but i dont do any of those forms or karate

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#5
I'm starting Brazilian Jujitsu in January. I'm also really into folk, freestyle, and greco wrestling, if that counts.
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I have a first-degree black belt in Hapkido. I didn't know Hapkido was a grappling art though?
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I have a first-degree black belt in Hapkido. I didn't know Hapkido was a grappling art though?


Hapkido is based on Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, right? That's definitely a grapling art. And Hapkido is full of locks and throws, no?
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Folk-Style wrestling although I occasionally do a little freestyle and Greco

And this is grappling, not MMA. Get it right. ^
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This thread is about traditional martial arts, not MMA. Had you taken the time to read my thread, you would have realized that.
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I know BJJ, Judo, and Sambo.
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This thread is about traditional martial arts, not MMA. Had you taken the time to read my thread, you would have realized that.

Traditional martial arts are also a part of Mixed Martial Arts
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Traditional martial arts are also a part of Mixed Martial Arts

Of course they are. Otherwise there would be nothing to mix. But this is not an MMA thread.
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I've never gone to formal classes, but I enjoy jiu-jitsu a lot.
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I learn Aikido mate.
As well as Shotokan Karate (2nd Dan black belt), and Kyokushin Karate (1st Dan black belt). I have learnt Taekwondo (1st Dan black belt), Judo (4th kyu, blue belt) and Iaido (1st Dan black belt).

I'm orange belt in aikido.
it frustrates me because I'm used to using strength, but aikido is about being as soft and relaxed as you possibly can. People say it's not useful on the streets. It is, but about the state of mind.

It's great fun and the most physically demanding art I've done before.
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Hapkido is based on Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, right? That's definitely a grapling art. And Hapkido is full of locks and throws, no?

Oh, right. What was I thinking
#18
That's cool. I've heard a lot of people who practice multiple martial arts say they're frustrated by the differences by the relaxed and circular nature of aikido versus the linear strength of other arts. This will be the first foray into the martial arts for me, so hopefully not having a lot to unlearn will make it a little easier for me.
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#19
I've felt that same kind of frustration with Hapkido. I've been practicing since I was a little kid, and I'm so used to the technical, flowing way of viewing fighting that I could easily see myself being simply overpowered by someone if I were in a fight. Can any of you offer advice to help me be more balanced in terms of smooth/flowing vs brute linear power? I don't have the time nowadays to formally enroll in martial arts classes, so general advice would probably work out better for me.
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I'm going to start aikido on Tuesday, so I figured I'd see what practitioners of the traditional grappling arts there are on UG. Who here is a student of Judo, Aikido, jujutsu, aikijujutsu, hapkido, sumo, etc.? Is there a community for grapplers? If not, should we start one?

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I have found as I have grown older it has become much more difficult to move the planet.
However before my knees hips and spine betrayed me I was fairly proficient at Judo.
I was fairly decent at Nage no Kata (Throws) and excelled at Randori (Basically free form sparring where kicks and punches are included. Randori is basically the model that started MMA)
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I believe Randori exists in Jujutsu as well. It allows the practitioner to explore their own creativity. It is disallowed in competitive matches though.
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#24
I'm looking to start Judo, can anyone explain it a little to me about what it involves?
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I'm looking to start Judo, can anyone explain it a little to me about what it involves?


I'm no expert, but I can tell you that judo is a grappling art in which the primary objective is to get your opponent to the ground without being taken down yourself. It's not as soft or as circular as aikido, but still pretty gentle and flowing as contact martial arts go. Training in judo is sometimes more physical and painful than in the striking arts, because so much more time is spent working in contact with a partner.
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