posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 12:20 AM
YOU are missing the points we have made: Akaido is not meant for all out combat in the real world. I believe in training for the real world, using
whatever is at hand to permanently disembowl my enemy so they will never challange me again if they live to try again. As some others stated: Akaido
is based around "changing your opponents heart" which I think is foolish. If they cannot kill you the first time, they will go get a gun and some
friends, then kill you. I hate "discipline" in combat, it makes you predicatable, I like being unstable as very, VERY old dynamite, one tap and it
could take your hand off, then again, maybe not, so why risk it? Martial arts is NOT the ONLY way to achieve peace of mind and soul, for some
meditation, others can cook and have peace of mind. It changes from person to person, for me, knowing ways of breaking arms, legs, bones, necks, and
all around how to throttle someone to the point they go unconcouse or need an EMT in the next 10 minutes. This gives me peace of mind, what gives me
peace of soul is something else I cannot get, or use at this moment. Personal health for me comes from diet, exercise, expanding my mind through
reading, watching and listening. Akaido will never give me these, I watched their training videos as I said, the demos that is, and I DID NOT LIKE
WHAT I SAW, the predictability factor is off the chars, it deals with throws for the most part, and it is EASY to counter them with a little training,
also it helps to just SHOOT SOMEONE if they get in the way, or use a combat knife (not the stabbing movements) to either hit them with it (throwing)
or use their own throwing methods against them in order to get close. Also it helps to ALLOW them to grab your hand, then swivel the knife (do only if
you have lots of practice AND speed) and slice their wrists open and let them bleed to death.
THAT is the kind of training I like, short and to the point, not "converting" your opponent.