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Harkon72
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:18 pm    Post subject: Karate and aikido together? Reply with quote

Does anyone think that Karate and Aikido are compatible to cross train with eachother? I have 25 years in Karate and my knees are already suffering, I find the mind set relaxing and the attitude refreshing in my new style of Aikido. Does any one think I can train them together?
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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see why you couldn't. I studied Aikido for about a 6 month period while I was doing TKD, and I found spots in techniques where I was thinking to myself, "I could put a kick here, I'd do a strike there." I think they would compliment each other quite nicely.
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robertle
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Karate and aikido together? Reply with quote

Harkon72 wrote:
Does anyone think that Karate and Aikido are compatible to cross train with eachother? I have 25 years in Karate and my knees are already suffering, I find the mind set relaxing and the attitude refreshing in my new style of Aikido. Does any one think I can train them together?


you sure can! but if the reason to studying something else is your suffering knees, then I wonder whether aikido is the right thing...

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Hawkmoon
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd agree with all the above, seems to be a good match, each giving more or less what the other lacks (if that makes sence)
I'd do it if I could find an Akido club near me, as it is I might pick up Ju-Jitsu again as my second art to compliment Kyokushinkai...I doubt that i will to be honest, but I'd like to think I might!
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wagnerk
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hawkmoon wrote:
I'd agree with all the above, seems to be a good match, each giving more or less what the other lacks (if that makes sense)...


I agree
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derekdadude
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they would go great together!
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singularity6
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Styles: Jidokwan Taekwondo and Hapkido, Yoshokai Aikido, ZNIR Iaido, Kendo

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My style is a blend of taekwando and hapkido. Having studied aikido before, I have seen some similar principles being applied. So yeah, I think karate and aikido should supplement each other nicely!
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Wayofaswede
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Styles: Shukokai Shito Ryu, Goju Ryu, Aikido (Aikikai), Judo, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhat late, but...I studied Aikido to 3rd kyu and now that I study Karate I am often surprised by how many of the central concepts that are similar. Things like: timing, "connecting" with the training partner, breathing, breaking the balance of the opponent etc

Since the attack as uke in Aikido often resembles the basic straight punch in Karate or similar, I think they make a good combination. Main difference I've found is that Aikido focuses on circular movement, while karate mostly focus on linear or at least much more subtle sidestepping.

I believe training both will in the long run benefit your Budo - although the beginner stages might initially become more challenging, due to the risk of mixing techniques, katas etc up. I think of it as a new student of two languages. For starters it will probably be easy to mix words and grammar rules up - but in the long run the student will have the joy of knowing two languages.



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