Aikido: Why Rickson Gracie’s Jiu Jitsu embodies the literal definition of Aikido

Aikido is often translated into English “as the way to harmonious spirit”. Literature on Aikido describes it as a modern martial art with an emphasis on gentility. Adjectives commonly ascribed are spirit, sense of well being, and compassion. It’s a martial art that tends to attract anything but the aggressive meat head. Many of Aikido […]

Systema: Is it the worst martial art in the world?

There is always great debate amongst the effectiveness of specific martial arts. Some advocate wrestling based on the continued success of its practitioners in the UFC. Similarly, others point to the success of Royce Gracie in the early ‘no rules’ UFC Championships where the smallest man in the competition consistently beat much larger experts. As […]