Explosive Techniques of Aikijujutsu Bernie Lau

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  1. Michael Filingo says:

    Lot's of people with many opinions. All I'm sure with some merit. Proficiency however relates to length of journey and efficacy of technique relates to insight gained through experience and knowledge. This undeniable truth dismisses naysayers who are always ready to discount good technique as useless. The question really is who is it that's offering the opinion and what is their basis in knowledge and experience. Unfortunately, these factors seldom known

  2. wili walace says:

    Unos excelentes vídeos, junto a unas buenas técnicas realizado por excelentes maestros!!! les felicito de corazón, ustedes hacen ver lo complejo de forma sencilla y practica!! saludos desde Colombia!!

  3. TheKetota says:

    the root history in Japan, Jujitsu it is originally from Aikijutsu in old days origin from one Master Tageda, after Master Tageda past away, then this art split up, become Jodo ( By Prof Kano ), Jujitsu, and Aikido ( by Thosiba )

  4. skateusa says:

    I see a lot of negative comments about how impractical and unrealistic the attacks are but as a martial scientist (I prefer fighting science to fighting art) I like the way they slow it down so that we can understand the principles of the manipulations. The training is not totally realistic because it can't be. No style can. At realistic speed and power you can do serious damage to a body without meaning to. Oh sure, if want to be "Joe Macho" you could step it up and knock your partner out or break his arm and call yourself " training for the street", but that's not how you train for success. If your technique is solid and mindset is developed (can you be vicious if a situation arises?) then you should have the tools to defend yourself. The one knife attack that I was involve in was settled by almost breaking his wrist with a near by chair. 🙂

  5. Exlaxchronicles says:

    And as the defender wiggle chokes the attacker and pulls him backwards,the attacker traps his defenders right arm with his left hand and then proceeds to thrust the knife deep into his defender skull/facial area.

  6. Supa cool says:

    I had two grand size Samoans corner me on the Wahiawa bridge one night.I swam that river constantly as an escape route.I simply vaulted off the bridge in the dark and swam to safetey.Plan your escape.

  7. Adramalech says:

    Bla bla bla comments. ''no one would attack like that with a knife, no one would grab your wrist'''. Seems to me that you were never involved in a fucking fight with average people. You teach them how to attack with a knife and you probably get cut with one peeling a fucking apple. Nowdays the Internet is filled with dangerous ninjas, ''experts'' in BJJ and MMA ''champions'' giving advices. Pathetic.

  8. JOE Malone says:

    excellent techniques from bernie lau dojo. I only trained at morgan ymca on pearl street so never met master lau but trained with Kent Devine carl and Mike bissonette. Early on there were no aikido clubs in the area so they started basically the first one here. they didn't have access to Internet or all the literature and modern movies using actors who were martial artists first and consultants. the work they did was very groundbreaking and helped pave the way for martial arts in Seattle tacoma area. I prefer a blend of karate, aikido, and knife fighting to this but none the less this is true budo.

    Bernie lau apparently had different understanding of aikido then me and felt the need to trace the lineage back to its daito ryu roots whereas I tried to modernise it for my own unique needs. essentially we had similar goal of trying to take basic aikido as its taught and modify it for harsher more combative arenas. he was a cop and he made it home so I don't think he did anything wrong in that regards. people think in terms of what works and what doesn't often miss the premise of surviving life threatening situations. He was an undercover and has impressive record of busts. The fact that he saw a need to improve his training due to facing increasing threats while providing a place and environment for others to train (when there really wasn't one) and he made it home at night is more important to me than whether techniques are %100.

    Train with his group and as many as you can find and look for similarities with what you prefer and find something that is a good fit for you. The aim is to practice techniques and learn from as many as others especially while being open minded and seeing need things from rival arts. You make more friends that way you can draw experience from and maybe train with. I haven't been that social and mostly solo train so my arts are very self stylized.

  9. DrNawMai says:

    7:00 the bear hug around chest … who would use such an attack? even without martial arts training one would naturally lift their arms to break the weak grip of this attack .
    not impressed, since this is aikiJITSU (martial, not sport like judo or spiritual development as in aikiDO)

  10. Enrico Bastelli says:

    First technique is pure shit. No offense. No one, really NO ONE who knows something of street defence would try a technique without controlling an armed arm. He left the knive in his hand without controlling the arm.
    If you try it, the attacker will chop your arm off. No matter how strong you'll perform the choke, I will always have the time to use the knive.
    Said that, the choke is really well performed.

  11. Michael Schwarzmann says:

    remember: 1.always use a real knife for practice! 2. if your partner taps, keep holding him for another 10 minutes!! lol
    See 1:08 would it be possible that the attacker drops the knife and than grab it with the left hand? if yes, than he can easily stab your neck in the shown ground situation! and the defender isnt even able to see this… i wouldnt spend my money for this sifu/sensei…

  12. argent2020 says:

    In slow motion everything is relatively "easy", but when it come to show, the opponent knowing or not martial arts will not come to you in slow motion, lol.
    I was in Tae Kwon Do when I was 12 and there it was a guy who was a Brown belt and for some reason was playing stupid with a guy who just started that day as a white belt. Certainly the Brown belt pissed him off. Anyway, when we all left together and once outside deciding of going to a restaurant or a pizzeria the white belt guy, now dressed up showed up and went straight to the guy who was a brown belt and told him; Now you're in my turf lol and beat the living hell out of the brown belt. It was fucking hillarioius. The teacher wouldn't break up the fight nor allowed any one else to get involved. At the end, the new guy let the brown belt on the ground all fucked up then left after saying: "That's called street fighter".
    The teacher looked at us and said: "Lesson learned?". Hahahahahww XD

    As self defense, nothing better than Close Combat (Fear no man). It starts by analyzing human behavior in front of danger: "Flee or fight". Then it explains about anatomy, in other words, what happens to your body in the presence of danger or "imminent danger". Examples…Your veins become thinner, adrenaline is released, your sights, etc. It can work two ways, for the case of fear; You can become a killer machine or simply paralyzed (Some even are scared to death!, literary!!).
    The program help you over come all that with simple and common moves. My favorite:"Stop!", hahaha and do the stop sign on your opponent's face.

  13. Shlami Mk4 says:

    The student should trust the teacher's skill level enough to actually be trying to stab him. Otherwise no one is learning a thing. If the teacher does get stabbed then he knows he needs to step back a few levels. If he survives the injury.

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