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David Orange
05-18-2006, 10:21 AM
Hello, folks.

I'm pretty new to this board, but I've been doing aikido sinc 1975 and lived in Japan in the early 1990s. Aikido Journal recently published my essay on their blog:

http://www.aikidojournal.com/?id=1985

Basically, my idea is that some very highly-skilled master noticed children's ways of escaping their handlers when they didn't want to be picked up. The master used this type of movement, added appropriate locks and aiki-jujutsu was born.

Any thoughts on this?

Best wishes.

David

dps
05-18-2006, 10:31 AM
David,

I just replied to your post in the thread ' Lethality Implied'. Your idea reminds me of an early sensei that told us to watch how a baby breathes as an example for us to follow. When I tried to explain to my ten year old daughter the proper way to breathe by expanding your stomach instead of the chest she told me, " But daddy that's the way I do breathe."

Thank You
David