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  1. Did you know Rahul Gandhi is black belt in Aikido? Here is all you need to know about the sport

Did you know Rahul Gandhi is black belt in Aikido? Here is all you need to know about the sport

Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the PHD chamber of commerce revealed that he is a black belt in Aikido. The Congress VP's revelation came in response to a question asked by Indian boxer Vijender Singh.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 27, 2017 7:57 AM
Rahul Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi black belt in aikido, Rahul Gandhi aikido, congress vice president, congress vp, congress vp rahul gandhi, aikido, what is aikido, india news, latest news Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the PHD chamber of commerce revealed that he is a black belt in Aikido. (Source: PTI)

Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the PHD chamber of commerce revealed that he is a black belt in Aikido. The Congress VP’s revelation came in response to a question asked by Indian boxer Vijender Singh. Replying to Vijender, Rahul said that he plays a lot of sports including swimming and is even a black belt in Aikido. For those who don’t know what is Aikido, it is a form of Japanese martial art which includes throwing, joint-locking, striking and pinning techniques, coupled with training in traditional Japanese weapons such as the sword, staff and knife. Here is all you need to know about Aikido:

1. The sport was founded by Morihei Ueshiba early in the twentieth century following his own extensive study of various armed and unarmed martial systems.

2. Aikido is a representation of centuries of Japanese martial knowledge. It is one of the most widely practised budo, or martial way, in the world.

3. What makes it different from martial arts is the fact that, Aikido is practised as more than simply a method of fighting. Influenced by the disciplines inherited from India and China, Japanese martial arts focuses on the development of internal, as well as physical, integrity.

4. Traditionally, Aikido is non-competitive and the players work in cooperation with a partner. In this sport, you do not win by besting an opponent, but through demonstrating an understanding of basic exercises and techniques, which become more demanding or difficult as rank increases.

5. Even though the sport includes a variety of attacks such as kicks, punches, strikes, single-hand or two-hand grabs from the front or rear, chokes, multiple person attacks, and attacks with weapons, players strive to resolve the conflict in a non-lethal, non-disruptive, yet effective manner.

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    Rajeev
    Oct 28, 2017 at 3:32 am
    Rahul Gandhi Raat to soote samay kya chochta hoga ki aaj main ne kya kya .. one more day waste. I think he should do some labour work to get respect within himself.. India per Bhoz bana hai
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      Ak
      Oct 28, 2017 at 2:11 am
      s: /qn3_dGMOWA8
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        Shrey
        Oct 28, 2017 at 1:28 am
        Wonderful rahul sir.i know You at least don’t throw jumlas.
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          Rajeev
          Oct 28, 2017 at 12:45 am
          Ra Ga what you have achive in life except you are son of Gandhi family. On the basis of this how can you be a PM. I suggust that first become a mumi l Leader and prove yourself only then people of India think about you
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          1. Akhil H Gada
            Oct 27, 2017 at 11:19 pm
            PR Machinery of Congress / Rahul G is active now just how PR Machinery of BJP / Modi was active before LS 2014 elections. Both BJP-Congress will keep fooling people. Time to vote both of them out until they start working for the benefits of the people.
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            1. Michael Rajchandra
              Oct 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm
              For God's sake Stop calling such a sanct Martial Art like Aikido a Sport!!! No doubt Hotblooded, Ego Driven and Compe ive Homo Sapiens today have perverted many forms of Traditional Eastern Martial Arts into a Compe ive Combat Activities, that people also foolishly consider as a Sport, like Sport Karate, Sport Taekwondo etc and no to forget the MMA madness. (Read more s: martialartawayoflife. /2010/01/no-activity-can-or-should-ever-be ) Though I have heard news about some Homo Sapiens even trying to pervert Aikido into a so called Sport... Aikido is the divine art of peace
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              1. Praveen Kasrottaran
                Oct 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm
                Respect for not making it as a show off like feku...!!
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                  Muhammed Shafeeq MV
                  Oct 27, 2017 at 8:22 pm
                  True
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                  Nandita
                  Oct 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm
                  That's nice to know. Everyone has some positives. But I wonder how a black belt in Aikido makes him an eligible prime ministerial candidate? It's would be better if he would take stock of qualities that would make his resume more attractive to run the prime minister's office.
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                    HS Rathor
                    Oct 27, 2017 at 2:35 pm
                    Rahul a black belt in Aikido. May win gold medal for Congress in 2019.😂
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                      Rajeev
                      Oct 28, 2017 at 3:29 am
                      Forget it
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                    2. Shubhangi Raykar
                      Oct 27, 2017 at 10:42 am
                      Why doesn't he display his skill in public? How does one believe him if Modi's degrees are not to be believed. Modi introduced international Yoga day and performed a few asanas to parti te and some baiters said he did not perform Padmasana. Let Rahul baba display his skill.
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                      1. Michael Rajchandra
                        Oct 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm
                        RG Trains at our Dojo run by Sensei Paritos Kar, I can assure you he is pretty skilled... He trains with us and has been Graded by Real Japanese Masters. He does not brag about it because real Martial Artists dont..
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                        Ram
                        Oct 27, 2017 at 9:59 am
                        Chaiwala spread hatred for political gain,he doesn’t want people living in peace,he mocks others,he is insensitive,obsessed with power,gives false promises,at times cries,because it is his tactics,when he is losing,poor people believes his antiques,God allows him some time,later even God remains dumbfounded by his show,he pulls him down.
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                          Tashkeel
                          Oct 28, 2017 at 10:45 am
                          Really !! Hatred like ?? And what’s wrong for about being a chai wala .. Aren’t chaiwalas human beings ?? Then he is an elected prime minister of India not some thug .. hatred is diff .. and I und but why always the same rhetoric why ??
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                          Bhuvan
                          Oct 27, 2017 at 8:37 am
                          Just relax close your eyes and Subtract “ Ghandhi” from name and now write down three points that make him distinguished leader , secondly, just think whether Modi has three characteristics or not?
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                            Srikanth
                            Oct 27, 2017 at 7:54 am
                            He should pursue that sport and become a professional ! He should focus on what he is good at ! Politics is not his cup of tea ! Chaiwalas are better
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                              Mp
                              Oct 27, 2017 at 7:23 am
                              And you are Financial Express .....
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                                Madhav
                                Oct 26, 2017 at 11:46 pm
                                Hehehe..he is a real fool and fifty year young politician
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                                1. Amar Goud B
                                  Oct 26, 2017 at 9:19 pm
                                  You know.. why he has mentioned a strange sport and black belt in that so that he's not required fight to prove himself😂
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                                    Harsh
                                    Oct 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm
                                    Good answer RaGa. We lack civilised politicians in the country right now. Your time to become PM will come soon. Hope you prove to be a better leader than the current fool.
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                                      Indian
                                      Oct 27, 2017 at 7:16 am
                                      i ke aulad harsh
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                                      1. bikram tiwari
                                        Oct 27, 2017 at 8:44 am
                                        Harsh enough of daydreaming. What good is this stupid who plans to set up " aloo ki factory". He is worse than a 10 years old. And how dumb are you to see him become PM. I bet you are better than him.
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                                        1. Shubhangi Raykar
                                          Oct 27, 2017 at 10:46 am
                                          You remember, there is a case going on against him. He and mummy dear are out on bail. He should be sent back to jail first.
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                                          Srinivas
                                          Oct 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm
                                          Wow. I’m impressed. But I don’t know how his Akkido will help him become smarter. Martial Arts are supposed to enhance discipline in its prac ioner. That is something RaGa is lacking in. Another key trait that is missing in him is common sense, wisdom and seriousness. He is really not fit for a leadership role in even a muni l ward. I wonder how his followers believe he can be a PM!!
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                                            MRBC
                                            Oct 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm
                                            May be there should be a match betn modi RaGa too see who's has 56inch chest or may be with Baba Ramdev who think himself of an Indian James Bond!!!! Lol
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                                              Pankaj jain
                                              Oct 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm
                                              Dumb has chosen the sport which is not compe ive and he claims he is black belt in it. He is indeed a stand up comedian.
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                                                Bharat Shrivastava
                                                Oct 26, 2017 at 7:54 pm
                                                He is paying price what his mother did, otherwise this country really need young politician.
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