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Old 02-18-2006, 12:29 PM   #15
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
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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.
1) True, we respond as we've trained. How we may be grabbed is relevant.
2) Not all training methods have immediate utility, as Scz... explained.

One of my favorite board reposts was that we practice shooting against paper targets rather than people and expect that to suffice for a "real" situation.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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