Learn one of the most effective Martial Arts, the Aikijutsu. A proven and effective self defense system used by the Samurai in ancient Japan. Perfect for close combat fighting.
Overview & Opinion
Note: This review is based on my own personal research and opinions of the product and the author.
Alright, so I got a chance to research the Aikijutsu Academy by Armando Sensei. And I’ve got to say my first time watching his videos Aikijutsu reminded me a lot about Steven Seagal – who is pretty hardcore.
But aside from that, I was able to compile some facts about the online membership.
Unfortunately, however, I wasn’t able to find user reviews of the product besides the testimonials on the website. But from what I’ve gathered, it seems pretty legit. Let me explain…
It wasn’t until recently that I learned about Aikijutsu. And I’m a big time martial artist fan. I’ve practiced and trained in Sil Lum Kung Fu, BJJ, MMA, Kali, and Muay Thai. I’ve read a few martial arts books, watched some training videos, and of course read some of Bruce Lee’s books.
I guess, you can say I’m a little interested in learning about Martial Arts. So when I came across Aikijutsu for the first time, it really caught my attention.
If you know a little bit about the history, then you’ll know that Aikijutsu or Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu (what Aikijutsu Academy is about) was created by Takeda Sokaku. This form of fighting style was created during the Samurai era. And it was an effective fighting style that is being used by some of the police and military forces.
Like I said before, my first time seeing it. It was like watching a Steven Seagal flick. One of the reasons why I saw a similarity with Steven Segal, who practices Aikido, is because Aikido is derived from Daito- Ryu. Which Aikijujutsu originated from as well. But it is a more passive form of self defense. And from what some folks have stated, Aikido does not employ techniques as precise or intricate as Aikijutsu. (I don’t know, it seems pretty precise when I watch Mr. Segal in action.)
What I also learned was that the true form of Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu uses small very intricate techniques that are supposed to control, disrupt and confuse your attacker. Even to the point where the attack seems a failure before it is completely executed. So I guess it’s like a Jedi Master telegraphing the opponents moves.
But one question I had in mind was… is this applicable in a street fight? After watching a few videos, I can say that it could be but it would require a lot of practice and skill. The moves if done correctly can be done without very little effort, since you are using the opponents force against them. And you are making precise strikes with joint locks, added with some quick punches or kicks.
This is what you’ll be getting with the Aikijutsu Academy. The lessons you’ll learn from the online membership video are taught by a 3rd degree black belt in Aikijujutsu Daito-Ryu, Armando Sensei. He’s been practicing martial arts for over 30 years and has his own dojo of students where he teaches the exact same methods. So he should know what works.
The Aikijutsu Academy is like your personal one-on-one instructor, but at a very low discounted price. Instead of going to a gym you’ll get lessons online through videos. They come in modules every month with various new lessons, that are taught from a beginner to advanced level.
You won’t need any equipment and you don’t need any previous knowledge of martial arts. However, I would recommend having a sparring or training partner so you can hone your skills.
Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll be able to access as member:
- Over 150 videos of how to’s on joint locks, throws, and more.
- How to lessons on disarming an assailant armed with a knife.
- How to fend yourself from a position on the ground.
- 8 rank advancements, you’ll have to submit a video for testing.
- Armando Sensei’s personal help to critique on how to improve and become truly effective.
As a fellow martial artist, I think the Aikijutsu Academy could be a great way to learn a useful self defense without having to pay an expensive gym membership fee. Plus, the videos can be very educational and you’ll gain a lot of knowledge of the art.
But let me state this. In order to truly master an art it takes practice, hard work, and dedication. Essentially, what makes the art effective is the student. So choose whatever works for you and continue to experiment until you find the right one.
If you want more information, be sure to check out Aikijutsu Academy. And come back to post your comments. I would love to hear your feedback!
All the best,