Monday, July 7, 2008

Shinya Aoki updated his column in Kamipro.com

I went to see a grappling event, DEEP X, after training last Saturday. Grappling event nowadays is different from what it used to be. Grapplers in an event used to be so aggressive that they aimed at submitting their opponents all the time. Now this is a competition to compete scores and not many submissions are seen, which does not quite entertain myself personally.  however, I guess this event is being improved from a different point of view. My favorite MMA style is to end my fight by submitting or KO. I'm not going to force my opinions on others, but I believe that's what MMA fans want to see and the best attraction in MMA.

In this event, the most impressive fighter was a female fighter, Miku. She has excellent techniques and did a transformed front sleeper, which is currently very popular among MMA fighters, easily without any hesitation. There are not many fighters who can use this submission very beautiful right on time. I suppose she studied hard to gain new skills with her high motivation. I respect people like her. Guys showed us more powerful and energetic performance. I enjoy watching tactics, such as offenses and defenses of pass guard and sweep.

I have less than 2 weeks before my next fight. I keep regular hours every day for quite a while because I have fights subsequently. After my upcoming fight, I want to relax and eat favorites. I know MMA is not only my work but my hobby, so I will start training without taking a break. I'm going to have productive days for my fight.

Last summer, I was filled with insecure feelings; specifically, I was anxious about losing my fighting ground(PRIDE) and frustrated about that I couldn't do anything to prevent PRIDE from lapsing. I could do nothing but wait.  I didn't lose my pride as a PRIDE fighter and believed that the situation would take a turn for the better. I know our fans felt the same way with me. As a result, we had Yarennnoka, and now I fight in DREAM. I think the fans moved MMA promoters and created the NYE event. All I can do for my fans who support MMA and me is to get a title. I think what I did in my past was right and I'm proud of myself.

http://www.kamipro.com/column/aoki.php?id=1215419715

4 comments:

ovenj0ckey said...

Suki, how popular is Aoki with Japanese fans?

rainrider said...

> Grapplers in an event used to be so aggressive that they aimed at submitting their opponents all the time. Now this is a competition to compete scores and not many submissions are seen, which does not quite entertain myself personally.

Is Aoki really a Waseda grad? He must have a very low IQ. I think he's too busy training himself to understand what's going on in the sport of grappling. He should watch ADCCs and learn how the sport has evolved since mid-90's.

Suki said...

ovenj0ckey,
I think he is more popular than Ishida and Kawajiri. He is a well-known fighter because of his fighting outfit.

rainrider,
Based on his profile, he belonged to a police academy after Waseda. He has a couple of nicknames. One of them is "baka survivor" Baka means idiot.

Stephen said...

That's too bad. I like Kawajiri more than Aoki. :(

Off topic, but any chance of getting updates on Kawajiri's blog, Suki? I hardly know him besides the interviews he does with Dream. He seems like an interesting guy from the interviews i've seen (the nintendo DS one especially), yet he gets no love in the US.