Aikido in the army?

Discussion in 'Sports, Adventure Training and Events' started by 321go!!, Apr 17, 2009.

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  1. Just started Aikido again after a few years away was just thinking if it's possible to do Aikido through the army.
  2. Not that it helps you at all, but back in my day Aikido was the only form of jap slapping we did. So I would think that it's still supported.

  3. Leave well alone. It's terribly painful and no good will come of it.
  4. awesome, i'm guessing that if there aren't any instructors in the army, the army'll pay for me to go on civvie courses, recon they will? or at least grant me leave to go one them
  5. Bit of history. Akido was demonstrated in Belfast about '71 when snatch squads were becoming frequent game shows on TV. It was suggested that it would be better than just scrambling around fat old women with Union Jack knickers. Consensus was that the shouting that went with it and the use of a stave was just as bad an image. Didn't help when QMSI 1 Para broke the demonstrator's arm when playing the part of a yob who didn't want to come quietly.