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Old 02-17-2006, 11:47 PM   #8
Michael Meister
Dojo: South Hetton
Join Date: Aug 2004
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Re: Regrading grabs in Aikido...

Most people forget, the aim of an attack need not be to actually hurt someone. What is the easiest way to take a hostage? Grab from the back and eventually put a knife on the throat... There are probably lots of scenarios for attacks from the back, or moving into the back. Just takes a little bit fantasy.
Some people actually don't start from the front, but rather from the side, which is a more natural start for ushiro ryo kata(te) tori.
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