what style of aikido is the best for you?

Bangladesh
January 29, 2007 3:05pm CST
as we know, there are some styles of aikido, such as: aikikai, yoshinkan, tomiki, takeda, yoseikan, and such. fot you, which one is the best, and what is the reasons? for my self, i prefer aikikai, because its the easiest to learn as beginner in aikido, and, there only aikikai-aikido dojo in my town :)
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@Adadrian (61)
• Australia
6 May 08
yep definatly yoshinkan, it is very street effective, very hard. depends what your looking for really true harmony
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@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
For me, it's the Nisho style Aikido since it has a more fluid and graceful form of footwork. It is also more evasive and it's harder to learn. Another good thing about this style is it can, at times be deceptive and can hide your most critical moves during an execution.
• Bangladesh
1 Mar 07
thanks for the response. well, it makes me interested to know more about nishio aikido. but unfortunately there is no nishio aikido dojo here.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
We have one here in the Philippines. If you want you can come here and I'll introduce you to our sensei.
21 Aug 10
xtedaxvg2095 can you please tell me the contact number and address of your Nishio dojo? Please email me at ryanrobles924@yahoo.com....thanks
@Makoy1983 (1086)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
im an aikido practitioner myself, but i dont know much about the different types of aikido. but being into martial arts for already a considerable time, i could say is that any type would be best. what matters is that you practice it well and dedicate some time and heart into it. its a proven way one could improve. as long as you could apply what you learn in actual fights or self-defense, its the best
@TravisE (454)
• United States
6 Sep 07
Amen. The best style is the one that motivates you most to practice dillegently.
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@pdexdee (224)
• Serbia And Montenegro
23 Aug 08
i hear for this sport but i don't know much about styles now i see this first time anyway it is always good to learn new things!
@d1m3b4g (10)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
I consider myself a beginner (5th kyu). I practice under the aikikai curriculum, but we adopt an open mind in such a way that aikido is aikido, no matter what the style. I think it's noteworthy though that practitioners of other aikido styles tend to gravitate towards aikikai, even blackbelts. Maybe because you may want to practice aikido and find the other styles more effective streetwise, but eventually you'd want to go to the source of your art, which is the one founded by O Sensei himself.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
19 Dec 07
yoshinkan, but all aikdio ends up being the same it starts different but ends up the same