Why Your Aikido Will Fail on the Street -The Truth

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  • klass freudman
    klass freudman 8 hours ago

    Maaaan,do the Videos allways with a bigger Oponnent!

  • The Knight
    The Knight 12 hours ago +1

    Useless Martial art

  • Darryl Williams
    Darryl Williams 18 hours ago

    I read through most of the comments here. Many miss the point. Street fights are very chaotic to say the least. For the time the gentleman invested making this video, He's simply giving some basic ideas perhaps for someone not so knowledgeable about the subject, and giving them a place to start in their training. I thought it was very applicable, and very well explained.

  • Spright
    Spright 21 hour ago

    Aikido is a motion you practice..and all through out the motion it's up to you if u wanna strike earlier without completing the motion.. duhhhh obviously u have limited knowledge of aikido

  • Azat Zhaksybaev
    Azat Zhaksybaev 2 days ago


  • Tony Brown
    Tony Brown 2 days ago

    Why not just take your clothes off they would soon run off

  • Blaise MMA
    Blaise MMA 2 days ago

    Doesn’t work

  • Kemarat Affeltranger

    Block hit throw bonebreak

  • iz yo boy Pepsi
    iz yo boy Pepsi 2 days ago

    Just learn Krav Maga

  • mk45gunnr
    mk45gunnr 3 days ago

    I've incorporated aikido into my being a cop working the bar district of my city. It has served me quite well. Mostly its redirection and getting out of the way along with the wrist lock works wonders. Looks much better than striking suspects when you're redirecting the suspect, also reads much better in a use of force report.

  • Ganzo W
    Ganzo W 3 days ago

    But what happens if someone is willing to hurt you, not to make your aikido look good ?

  • Mr Paul Grimm
    Mr Paul Grimm 5 days ago +1

    Pack a .38 bodyguard. I’m old. I’ll play for keeps

  • Jhammil Gumpal
    Jhammil Gumpal 5 days ago

    Aikido is a pure self defense martial art design to ensure you defeat your opponent without hurting him in the process if your looking for a fighting style without any regard for the safety of your opponent you can try learning aiki jujitsu.

  • dfsfdsfsdfsdfsadsdfs fdsdsfdfsdfdfsddfsdfs

    It will fail because I have a gun

  • College Rodent
    College Rodent 7 days ago

    You can't grab the arm of the person throwing a hook cause the circular motion of a hook is very powerful. Pacquiao blocks hooks by raising his elbow. Only an elbow can block a hook. After blocking the hook with an elbow, you may then be able to grab the person's arm. Raising an elbow to block a hook is called "high Fook Sau" is Wing Chun.

  • Elite Jack2006
    Elite Jack2006 7 days ago +2

    Aikido does work because your trained for different situations
    There’s simple stuff that does work but if you have time then you can do something a bit more complex that is more effective
    It all depends on what’s actually going on really

  • Team Extreme
    Team Extreme 8 days ago

    Your like master Wong

  • jimmypetelol
    jimmypetelol 8 days ago +2

    Your Aikido just turned into my Krav Maga

  • Kate Pavelle
    Kate Pavelle 9 days ago +1

    True :-) 8 years of aikido and 30 years of karate have me revisit old O-Sensei tapes. Old Aikido was brutal. Atemi was a critical element. It's important to be realistic. If one doesn't manage to avoid a fight, the goal should be to finish it with the next technique. Period. (Especially for us older women.)

  • Gerd of Yeet
    Gerd of Yeet 9 days ago +1

    Aikido is bs

    • Kate Pavelle
      Kate Pavelle 9 days ago

      Aikido has changed a lot over the years. It's good exercise and a can be a good spiritual discipline if you can avoid the cult-like adherence some schools practice. I still use a lot of aiki moves in my karate. I think of it as a useful component.

  • super trooper
    super trooper 10 days ago

    Great Guy!! Helpfull

  • بسمة الجزائرية

    So effective.thank you...🙏from Algeria

  • Galock
    Galock 12 days ago +1

    I like the trees

  • Sheryl Robinson
    Sheryl Robinson 13 days ago +5

    Yep I'm a 5'3" woman, this is really going to work for me! 🙏🙏🙏😂😂😂

  • Tom fields
    Tom fields 15 days ago +3

    great when you are larger and the ttacker overextends

  • Simply Different
    Simply Different 16 days ago +4

    Aikido is not someone punch someone in their face. Aikido is defending without doing any harm. And btw, finally it will work on the street if you practice and practice.
    Edit: 1:29 that part i've practice a few weeks ago for the first time. I started Aikido in april. But this looks wonderful too, Aikido combination with a fighting technique.

    • Kate Pavelle
      Kate Pavelle 9 days ago

      Look up old videos of Ueshiba Sensei (O-sensei) and watch him hit people. Aikido has changed a lot over the years toward a soft practice. Parts of it work, but parts are unrealistic on the street. However, it's a fun martial art and great exercise, and can provide a lovely spiritual practice. I did it for 8 years, and I taught for 4 of those. No regrets - but I did end up moving on. P.S. THE FALLS!!! OMG, the most useful part of Aikido are the falls. I fell off a horse once and did a breakfall and it saved my neck.

  • TFMS_ Flipapino
    TFMS_ Flipapino 18 days ago

    Hapkido is good.

  • Piano Man42
    Piano Man42 21 day ago +1

    I found that neck crank technique to be pretty complex in mechanics actually.

  • yoshimitsu72
    yoshimitsu72 21 day ago +1

    The point is: you can’t do correct aikido techniques, you don’t know the correct points where grab your sparring partner.

  • Alphonse Moana
    Alphonse Moana 21 day ago

    This is so stupid

  • Charlie Keevill
    Charlie Keevill 24 days ago

    You say Imi nagi. I say rimi nage. Ha. It's Irimi Nage. You've obviously dabbled in Aikido...it's the best martial art and very graceful and a great art to learn just as a base before bjj or whatever else you go on to learn. You are right..it's very technical and complicated and easy to get confused....SO...I just wanted to say it's great that you're sharing your knowledge and "real world" experience to keep things simple n straight forward.

  • Michael Moore
    Michael Moore 25 days ago +5

    He tapped into something that is well known in Aiki....mindset with certain movements is critical to its effectiveness of the technique :)

  • Leeroy Jenkins
    Leeroy Jenkins 25 days ago

    This is retarded.

  • Robotz S
    Robotz S 26 days ago

    first rule of a boxer: keep the chin low

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon Bonaparte 26 days ago

    Beat taekwondo if u can haha

  • fxris xmxli
    fxris xmxli 26 days ago +17

    Like all martial arts it will just tell you how to fight & defence will style, technique & there are rules of engagement. All those things won't apply to a street fight. It's not about how much you learn but how you apply them.

  • meta- nine
    meta- nine 26 days ago

    I know run-kido. I train in the arts of track and field

  • deltaholding3
    deltaholding3 27 days ago

    I'v seen this guy what the heck ! don't remember which club but somewhere in Central London, Dstrkt or Tiger Tiger

  • Claudette C.H.
    Claudette C.H. 28 days ago +2

    Nice and effective moves. Will I be wrong though, to say that you already knew his attack move so your hands were already positioned for the block and counter attack? What if this was an opponent you did not know or a group attack. What would be the best counter moves? Thank you for your kind reply. Will be watching your videos from here on in.

  • Adrian Pop
    Adrian Pop 28 days ago

    Funny guy

  • paul lunney
    paul lunney 29 days ago

    the parry at 3.15 is terrible. it wont work against some one that can punch not a chance. i fought in thailand for a few years when i was younger i have experience

  • CrustyChicken Nuggest
    CrustyChicken Nuggest 29 days ago

    Simple straight forward and effective.

  • Peter Garcia
    Peter Garcia 29 days ago

    Choose the idiots you learn from..

  • Peter Garcia
    Peter Garcia 29 days ago +1

    A sumo wrestler teaching us about Aikido.

  • Peter Garcia
    Peter Garcia 29 days ago

    Let me get a bouncer your size and prove to you it works..learning from a bouncer...

  • jovan bajonet
    jovan bajonet Month ago

    When one small guy attacked me with straight punch i did iriminage or whatever it is spelling...

  • Rayford Faulkner
    Rayford Faulkner Month ago

    What's the best way to grab Mike Tyson when he hooks and would Aikido utterly destroy Mile Tyson if he came at ya with his over rated inferior stupid boxing?

  • ArcticK9
    ArcticK9 Month ago

    From what I've read, Aikido is all about not hurting the other person. So, yeah, not exactly the best on the street if you want to survive, but still the most practical way to take someone down with no injuries on either side, if you have some kind of moral or legal issue with hurting people. Plus, if you train enough, any fighting style becomes simple and straightforward; you don't even have to think about what you're doing, you just do it.

    • jørgen langvik
      jørgen langvik Month ago

      I've sparred with aikido guys, few friends of mine
      and if I was to bet on a fight between someone with zero training, and someone who's trained aikido for 10 years, I'd bet on the former

  • CatchJitsu.com
    CatchJitsu.com Month ago

    If you want to see real Aikido techniques concepts vs MMA BJJ Judo Wrestling fighters LIVE watch ru-clip.net/video/n6BaK-huDRU/video.html

  • Damián
    Damián Month ago

    Great techniques! Just fast and simple and effective! I have a question. I've never ever do aikido or any marcial art. Is it possible to do these techniques effectively? Thanks from Argentina 🇦🇷🇦🇷

  • Carl Carey
    Carl Carey Month ago

    spinning left elbow....watch out.....

  • Gjokajj A
    Gjokajj A Month ago +1

    Ko je ovdje zbog vase bakocevica da vidimo jeli ovo stavrno idiotski 😂

  • Dan Bertucci
    Dan Bertucci Month ago

    We'll find out when I kick you in the sack how well my Aikido does, won't we?

    HUON-REMAUD Logan Month ago

    It's really funny actually, you tell that Aikido would not work, but what you're proposing as response to different attacks, are the bases of Aikido... You say that Aikido's techniques are really complex, but not all of them ! Maybe we're just going further... And please don't forget the philosophy and everything, i think Aikido teaches to see people and attacks coming, before they come, so you can't react with different way that a fight... And don't forget that aikido teaches you to fall, to stand up quicly, and to respond with stick too ...

  • Dizzy FTW
    Dizzy FTW Month ago

    Aikido is the Wal-Mart of martial arts, if ur thinking about doing martial arts do jiu jitsu, judo, mui tie etc anything but this useless shit

  • rolonzo1
    rolonzo1 Month ago

    if aiki taught that from day one people would have more respect for it. Its always the simple stuff that works

  • Craig Catto
    Craig Catto Month ago

    Any training will save your ass against an opponent with none

  • Jake Hyland
    Jake Hyland Month ago


  • Victor De Simone
    Victor De Simone Month ago

    Excelentttttt regardsssssssss since Montevideo Uruguay

  • Jorge Oquendo
    Jorge Oquendo Month ago

    Good one man

  • Richard Sejour
    Richard Sejour Month ago

    Is this a rap video or an akido instructional guide? Seriously, whats with all of the histrionics?

    NWSCA Month ago

    Hey big mouthed dude with bad Aikido. I challenge you to prove that these obnoxious Aikido techniques work in real life. So you can post a real sparring match, or you can come spar me or my brother. We enjoy helping people like you out. Especially your followers. So we can work out the details. If you are in the WA area. We run a dojo in Tacoma WA.

  • Seb Rodot
    Seb Rodot Month ago

    Circumstance is the presentable dish.

  • Aron Ben David
    Aron Ben David Month ago

    So... basically Kung Fu. Got it.

  • letmecomentalready
    letmecomentalready Month ago +4

    Is this London? I know this isn't the point of the video, look how well urbanized the streets are. Parking and pedestrians on the same level so cars drive slower. Guiding poles, greenery. Anyway...

    • Stuart Nisbet
      Stuart Nisbet 20 days ago

      Glengall Road,Kilburn,London.

    • Jamie Joel
      Jamie Joel Month ago +1

      Probably London - I'm from London and he's got a very London City accent

  • The Culture & Anarchy Podcast

    If a martial artist is talking about how “simple” it is to grab a guy’s head in a random, spontaneous street fight.......

  • die feistin
    die feistin Month ago

    1. Not everybody is so strong to block and punch so you have to do the tecknic

  • Jefferson Flair
    Jefferson Flair Month ago

    very good video been following u guy for awhile now......and take note....in the movies its done too perfection too show how the move is done and how it looks......but in a real fight I myself have been into self-defence for 52 years now and as a former bouncer/security for many night clubs in the Hollywood and west Hollywood areas.....im all about putting the person down period with the moves like your showing here when u do this for so long so have a tendacy to shorten everything up and make it to where u can put him down quickly and make him fell some pain....too let then know enough is enough......I do enjoy the videos......

    MVP JORDAN Month ago

    What are these martial arts you are showing?

  • Writers Lab
    Writers Lab Month ago

    Well I'm a fast bastard, I run and then I hide so well, no one can fucking find me. I've never been punched in the face even once. I'm a legend.

  • gillllllig1020
    gillllllig1020 Month ago +1

    No need, I pack a Kimber baby 45

  • Greg Mccarter
    Greg Mccarter Month ago +1

    Back in the 1970s, my friend got a book on karate, black belt. One day he thought that he would start a fight. Well he got his butt handed to him..lol..

  • Benjamin kalyati
    Benjamin kalyati Month ago

    i like this move but i always do it differently

  • raul funez
    raul funez Month ago

    Thats right no fancy kicks like taekwondo kicks nor aikido fantasies i like it!

  • George Anastasopoulos

    I was trained in Tae Kwon Do. This Aikido is a wee bit complicated, but there must be a purpose for this martial art to be this way! Also, for the most part, I agree with you on the points you made in this RU-clip training, advice video, Aikidoflow. Besides, most people who are interested in martial arts cannot actually defend themselves very well, because I am one of them! I only reached the rank of yellow belt. In the real world it is not always the same in theory, and practice; I'd say it is up to 90%, the rest could change, or be different. Aikidoflow, thank you for the advice.

  • J. Mauricio Angeles P.

    Such good aikido techniques, I would like to see you fighting on the real street contest...

  • Spud O'Doom
    Spud O'Doom Month ago

    You're gonna do this you're gonna do that ..... yeah, easy.

  • Nyc Bible
    Nyc Bible Month ago +2

    I think you missed the point of Aikido, it's about not harming yourself or others! Go back to Aikido 101

  • Monika Z
    Monika Z Month ago

    Haha you show the nihon jujutsu techniques as effective :D it's why I'm training that, not aikido

  • mark hazzard
    mark hazzard Month ago

    simple answer. run away. martial art techniques are quite good but you have to be VERY fast. Bruce lee was Soooooooo fast he'd hit you in1 second........

    • Luke McInerny
      Luke McInerny Month ago

      Sorry but Bruce Lee weighed less than the average women, the average bloke could toss him around like a rag doll, its all about grappling striking is secondary.

  • yeti leo
    yeti leo Month ago

    at aikido here they first teach to take eye balls out and knock down the attacker to hit the neck just like you showed at the video. 1:56. if someone comes with a knife, hook, baseball stick the bending, twisting technics are dangerous and takes time to block the attack. everything happens in half second. so aikido won't fail at streets. in fact it is the only martial arts you can survive from a multiple attackers. try to make box, jiu jitsu, karate, wing chun and you can beat one or two but you will miss the third one. that is b/c at aikido training 6 people attacks you at the same time. it is the only martial arts works on streets.

  • canada painter
    canada painter Month ago

    it is 100% bullshit.... fighting is a two way street ... each party focus on hooks to come...Aikido works in a controlled environment but not in real fight..Real fight is about OUT FOCUS YOUR OPPONENT , SPEED and POWER.
    If you got those three you will take your opponent down.

  • John Nijsten
    John Nijsten Month ago

    aikido fail on the street,i don't se that?

  • Eagle's Life
    Eagle's Life Month ago


  • ground fighter
    ground fighter Month ago

    "And i'm taking him down" And then you don't know what to do after that because aikidoka sucks at ground

  • Ben Magnus
    Ben Magnus Month ago +5

    I like your skill and you are a good instructor.

  • L Jara
    L Jara Month ago

    He forgot the ki training!

  • James Dalton
    James Dalton Month ago +1

    Being a lion in a street fight with a man wins the fight, Aikido in this video is impractical and all choreographed projection and routes of unnatural motion, people in street fights dont hit like pansies...even a woman who is trained will end the man in blue in a few seconds..

  • George Meladze
    George Meladze Month ago +1

    Yeah, yeah. As well as many other oriental "martial arts". Only good old boxing (augmented with some wrestling skills) can be of some real use in the streets.

  • John J
    John J Month ago +1

    Akido is for leftist/pro communism pussies who think we should use rubber rounds in the next war.

  • nandosadi
    nandosadi Month ago +1

    I just loooooove the music in all the Aikidoflow videos.

  • thetruth
    thetruth Month ago

    well if a person whos fighting you that does have a plan probably going fail true

  • Pablo Rodrigo Darde
    Pablo Rodrigo Darde Month ago +1

    I understand that your techniques can be effective. However, in my humble opinion, this is not Aikido. You are resisting the attack. Aikido is to accept the attack redirecting the force's flow. There shouldn't be resistance.

    • Daniel Carter
      Daniel Carter Month ago

      Pablo Rodrigo Darde
      That doesn't work very well in real situations though. I don't know why you would limit your aikido to make it less effective in live situations.

  • Paco Chawa
    Paco Chawa Month ago

    Nobody run faster than bullet.

  • LiQuid FlaV
    LiQuid FlaV Month ago

    Switch the colors around and liberals would say this is racist.

  • Captain Ricco
    Captain Ricco Month ago

    5:21 It may be all about defense, but if you don't let the wookie win he will come back with a big gun and hurt you worse.

  • Captain Ricco
    Captain Ricco Month ago +5

    4:13 LMAO!!!! Movie moves where you snap the person's neck. We're not doing that ...in this vid. :)

  • Captain Ricco
    Captain Ricco Month ago

    3:15 BANG! CRACK! man, could you please put this in a video game, or at least help me develop it somehow with Unity.

  • Captain Ricco
    Captain Ricco Month ago

    1:48 BANG! lmao!!!! holy lawsuit steven segal, you broke my jaw!!!! Woooooooo. Nice move, I'm gonna try that in my next brawl. I bet that works good if someone is just standing threatening to fight. It might take the will to fight out fast. Highyaaaaaaaa!!!!! Can you make a video game for us please? :)

  • ItsQueenJazz
    ItsQueenJazz Month ago +1

    i do aikido and my favourit technique is:
    ! R U N N I N G !