An Honest Conversation About Aikido
by Crom Salvatera (Sydney) and Aries Supremo (Manila)
Two veteran Aikido and martial art instructors have an honest conversation about Aikido. Crom Salvatera Sensei (Good Aikido Martial Art Sydney) and Aries Supremo Sensei (Dojo Supremo) both uchideshi from Iwama, talk about things that worked and doesn’t work in Aikido.
This is one of those conversations that everyone is thinking about, yet not comfortable discussing in public, let alone on video and online.
Conversation About Aikido
0:50 Iwama Aikido is not soft at all. It starts with a very hard vice grip
1:36 What’s different about Iwama Aikido?
2:06 This is the hidden lesson in Aikido
5:32 Avoid catching a punch
7:00 Set up your technique
8:30 Is a full intentional punch necessary for Aikido to work?
12:05 If you’re going to fight Manny Pacquiao, would you fight him using boxing?
14:40 Iwama Aikido is the Aikido that obsessively kept its martial form
16:00 Why spend half of the time receiving an attack?
17:00 If you didn’t get thrown, why throw yourself?
23:55 Is Aikido effective?
26:00 In Aikido we don’t win or lose 26: 35 How can Aikido be a martial art?
29:34 Did O Sensei actually say ‘there are no attacks in Aikido’?
32:34 Iwama Aikido guys don’t jump for the sake of jumping
If you are in Manila, then go and train with Aries Supremo at the Dojo Supremo at 2/F YMC Bldg., Chino Roces Extension, Makati City (in front of Mead Johnson beside BDO).
Dojo Supremo also teaches Muay Thai, Boxing, Pasa Libre, Aikido, and Arnis.