Aikido once used to be a famous Martial Art, respected by all martial artists. Yet these days it is losing it’s popularity fast, while being compared to other modern martial arts. Yet what made it become so unpopular? And what can actually save it from this unfortunate fate?
How do Aikido techniques such as standing wrist locks work against a resisting grappler?
Aikido master and now BJJ blue belt Rokas tried out 3 standing wrist lock techniques on his BJJ black belt instructor Jani. It’s interesting to see how the BJJ practitioner reacts and problem solves in real time. You can see that such techniques may ( that’s a big maybe) work once to surprise a non resisting opponent but when it comes to a bjj black belt who has real understanding of body mechanics, there is no chance…