The really cool thing about Aikido is thta alot of strikers will through a straight off-hand shot and expect that to back you off. With Aikido you can step in and actually begin performing submissions. Plus the spiritualism and focus of aikido really changes alot of people's perception of combat sports.
Let me know what you think when you start.
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