Have a great weekend!!

Connected, but not attached.

-Ryron Gracie


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3 Responses to Have a great weekend!!

  1. Sean C. says:

    Have you guys ever practised any Aikido? These ideas are the primary focus of Aikido philosphy.

    • We have not but jiu jitsu and Aikido have many similarities. thanks for sharing.

      • Sean C. says:

        They sure do! I started cross training jiu jitsu after 15 years of Aikido, and there are many, many things in common. But the higher level stuff that you’re talking about; relaxation, connection, “practicing in a spirit of joy”, as Ueshiba said, I don’t hear much in jiu jitsu circles. But you hear it all the time in Aikido.

        Ueshiba’s idea was to very heavily emphasize that stuff and make it the center of his practice. “Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat the enemy. It is the way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family.”

        Anyway, if you want to learn more, I don’t think you need to even look outside the Gracie Academy. Running a very large school like you do, I’ll bet you a dollar that one of your students has a background in Aikido and would be happy to give you a demonstration of some of the basic techniques Aikidoists use to relax and feel that connection to other people.

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