My name is Gabriel and my IGN is WaterBolt, I'm 16 years old and my GMT is -3:00 (currently it's -2:00, because it's BRST - Brasilia Summer Time). I live in São Paulo, Brazil. I have been playing Toribash and "aikido.tbm" since 2011.
In the beginning, Aikido wasn't my favorite mod - in fact it was "judo.tbm" - but with time, aikido started to get my attention, mainly because of its striking resemblance with IRL's judo. Immobilizations, throws, winning with style, etc. Aikido really asked for the player's skill and technique.
Obviously, when I started, I couldn't do most of the things I mentioned above.
I just executed the basic "judo.tbm" openers and managed to push my opponent out of the dojo. I did It for quite a while, until I really stopped playing TB.
, after a certain while I came back and used to play "Aikido" and "Aikido7" only. My cousin, Lukas2303, was trained by one of the "bushido-style" pioneers in Brazil: Felipao/Felipa. They were able to execute the moves fluidly, perfectly. The semi-throws, full-throws, blocks, the style and of course, the fairplay.
I used to play with them daily and quickly adapted myself to this play-style. Although I had some difficulty in executing the throws, I was pretty good at aikido. I kept the bushido-style for a while, until I had another break. Came back in 2014 and noticed that my good ol' style wouldn't work anymore and I was losing easily.
I started to use offensive tactics, hitting with the knee, localized kicks (no snapkicks, lifts, etc. I rarely use these moves), rotating way more, trying to move faster and seeking some dismemberments. I still play like this, but sometimes I play in a defensive tactic, trying to predict my opponent's move.
My aikido's favorite variation is ABD - Aikido Big Dojo - because I believe that in this mod I have way more freedom to do play offensively, besides I have a larger space to execute several moves. When I play the tradictional Aikido, I seek to immobilize and throw my opponent down quickly. In the other hand, I have no experience in "greykido.tbm". Today, the only mods I play are "aikido.tbm" and "aikidobigdojo.tbm".
I'm able to counter some moves like shovels and snapkicks (I'm improving my snapkick defense after I read iver's "Uchi Mata Tutorial"), I have greater difficulty countering llifts.
Also, I really enjoy saving.
I seek to join The Aikido Team to learn and improve my skills, because I know I have a lot to learn and to meet & play with other aikido lovers. I can help, mainly, with forum and IRC activity (I rate my activity 10/10, 'cause whenever I'm using the PC, I'm on the forums and on IRC), with some ideas and proposals. I'd rate my in-game activity 8/10. I play on my free time.
Here is my usercard:
There are three replays attached to the post. Thank you in advance.