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Old 02-17-2006, 08:08 PM   #6
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Re: Regrading grabs in Aikido...

Roman Kremianski wrote:

A while ago I showed my Father Ushiro ryokatadori Kotegashi. Afterwards he claimed that nobody would ever bother to grab you in such a way as Ushiro ryokatadori. I thought about it abit and decided to ask here: Just why exactly would grab you from behind by the shoulders or wrists? (e.g Ushiro Tekubitori).

I've seen more realistic grabs such as Kakaedori online, but for some reason my dojo doesn't practise them. (Atleast not during the duration I've spent there)

Simple, if you are grabbing someone who has a knife in their hand. Actually any weapon in their hand, if you simply bear hug an armed guy when you are behind him (many would say this is a logical rear hold) an armed man will stab you. Aikido is a weapons system, not an unarmed one, if you look for unarmed answers you will find none.

-Chris Hein
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