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Old 06-07-2005, 05:49 PM   #9
Dojo: Zanshin Kai
Location: Birmingham
Join Date: Feb 2005
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United Kingdom
Re: aikido and sword principles

Joep Schuurkes wrote:
But are they really?
Of course some elements will not change, but aren't there differences as well?
To be honest my knowlege in this area isn't great but as far as I understand it the differences between unarmed and armed weren't great. Essentially weapons and grappling were interlinked so throwing someone, or putting an armlock on was just positioning the opponent to allow you to use the sword or a tanto. It was very much a combined arms thing.
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