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Old 08-04-2005, 01:34 PM   #56
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Aikido vs....

thanks for the description Jean. Believe it or not, it happens in BJJ too! If you get with a really skilled buy like Royce Gracie...he will throw you around like a rag doll and it will feel like you are floating...no different from aikido.

The problem with BJJ is mainly that it exploded so fast that you have lots of good dudes out there that have not achieved the mastery of 20 years of training full time. Aikido tends to be a more etheral and mature art. It has been in the states for a while now and we have many, many good practioners.

BJJ though is still in it's infancy...but some really good guys are coming along.

I am really not following you on the heal thing. Are you talking about rooting the connection to the earth...that kind of thing?
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