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?
This Aikido Practitioner asked for the Gracie challenge at a local mma gym. Naturally it went as well as can be expected in a culture with a long history of making a name on exactly this type of a challenge:
What differs slightly is that this clip is accompanied with an interview.
In videos subsequently posted the Aikido guy says that he’s still needed some time to “recover” from his sparring round: