David Knowlton wrote:
JUDO IS BLENDING.
while writing, I thought someone would argue. And probably you are right. I cannot say very much about it from my 3 months judo experience some 25 years ago.
What our sensei told he said to some fellow aikidoka, who are judo yudansha. And at least their judo blending is different from his understanding of aikido blending.
And what I have seen and heard is just: judo is blending, but many judoka forget this in fights. On top level all fighting arts are blending, even world class boxers do blend - some more, some less
Kind regards Dirk