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Aikido Master Responds To Backlash to His Anti-Takedown System

admin Feb 2

Last week, Aikido instructor Tristan Chermack presented  his very own Aikido system with an aim to defend and countering “rushing grabs, body locks and leg take downs”.

In the video not once did he sprawl or use any submission to counter a takedown. His system consisted of using his forearms to block the Grappler opponent and circling out

Tristan read the negative/constructive feedback that was provided in the comments of that video.

Tristan the instructor admitted:

“This (takedowns) is new to us. I make no claim that Aikido is better than Wrestling or BJJ. I think we need to include these techniques in Aikido.


Here is his answer: