Karate vs Aikido video
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Karate and Aikido are popularly viewed as vastly different styles. Their approaches to the martial arts appear to come from opposite ends of the hardness/softness spectrum. Aikido is considered a soft style, while Karate is viewed as a hard system. Yet, they share many similarities.
Aikido contains heavy Japanese spiritual and religious overtones. There is much bowing, saluting, meditating, and there are many religious lectures of a spiritual nature. Usually there is some talk of ki, the supposed force that some think they can harness to increase their success. There is a focus on different types of techniques in aikido. However, the aikidoist will attempt to latch on to and hold the opponent so that he can be unbalanced and then trapped against the floor or thrown violently. The karateist will punch and kick with some foot sweeping primarily, and will only use short range techniques when forced to do so.
Aikido is more merciful in that an opponent can be neutralized without permanently maiming him. However, karate is optimized to deliver damage effectively and quickly such that multiple opponents can be disabled in a comparatively short time. Victims of Karate blows are not expected to be able to stand back up after being struck.