Aikido VS MMA - MY THOUGHTS

Aikido VS MMA: MMA Coach’s Thoughts

Recently a video was released on youtube featuring a friendly sparring session between an Aikido black belt named Rokas Leonavičius and an MMA fighter. There were a lot of comments both from the Aikido community and the MMA community, and I also wanted to give my opinion on the sparring as well as Aikido in general.

I will be referencing two of Rokas’ videos in my own: the original “Aikido VS MMA – Real Sparring” and “Aikido VS MMA – Aftermath” videos.


 

INSTRUCTIONALS REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO:

MMA: Essential Lessons

Shooting Takdowns - Double Leg

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