wtf? wrote:Banzai Joe wrote:If aiki ju jitsu does interest you, then we train at the church hall behind the precinct (opposite HH).
dedblud at hotmail.com if you want more info.
aiki-jutsu would be a very good starting art. for combat/self defence is holds some very sound idea's. if you stick with it, it would be a very fun art in itself... if you leave it, you'll have some valuble training.
well worth a look, in my opinion. even if its only just sitting on the sidelines, and watching the instructor.
Years ago when people wanted to join our aikido club, the instructor would ask them why, then make then sit and watch for up to 6 months before letting them on the mat. Kind of seeing if they really wanted it, all the while he studied them to see if he thought they had the correct spirit. Our aikido was very ki orientated back then.
Our AJJ class is quite relaxed. We obey etiquette and classes are always enjoyable, not sure i'd call it fun though. I was nearly unconscious 3 times within 20 mins on tuesday from:
1. misplaced atemi to the nerve on my jawline
2. misplaced strangulation which turned into a choke
3. a one-arm stranglehold that was slightly over-zealously applied, lol.
It aint always fun.....but its always good!