5 or more reasons to take up AIKIDO to study?Weegy:
1. It has a good curriculum, that covers a lot of aspects related to self-defense and more.
2. Takes a long time to learn, but it has significant long term benefits as well.
3. It can - surprisingly - prove to be a good workout *)
3. It's fun!
4. Learn humility: Get thrown around by people twice your age and half your size **)
5. You get to wear a skirt, and you also get to play with the people who make fun of you because of it.
6. You earn a lot of frequent flyer miles ***)
7. You get to meet a lot of interesting people who will teach you interesting ways to hurt other people ****)
8. Play origami with people's hands *****)
*) Especially the getting-up-after-being-thrown several dozen times a day part
**) Closely related to no.2
***) Seriously, though, a lot of the throws in aikido - especially when compared to judo, for example - create distance between you and uke; which is nice for a "throw and run away" tactic
****) A LOT of aikidoka, especially the senior practitioners, actively cross-train, or have previously trained in another art. And a pure-aikidoka shihan is rare; so the flavor of aikido you'll encounter as you progress in the art and start attending seminars, go dojo-hopping, etc. will vary wildly. You'll see armbar-loving senseis, shihans who like to throw in multiple strikes into any technique like they do in Daito-ryu jujutsu (no, not the aiki-jujutsu nor the aiki-no-jutsu lines, but the atemi-heavy jujutsu variant), instructors who like to start the day with warmups from judo along with striking drills from boxing, and seniors who'll teach you iaido kata and then show you how it relates to empty handed techniques. Seriously.
*****) Small joint locks is a major focus in aikido; and when you find an instructor whose technique leans towards classical Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu or pre-war Aiki-budo, you'll find even more fun and creative ways of bringing a grown man down to his knees.Auto Answered|Score 1Weegy:
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