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Old 02-21-2006, 03:24 PM   #61
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Re: Regrading grabs in Aikido...

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Meynard Ancheta wrote:
The problem with aikido is most practitioners don't understand or have never trained with the armed methods of fighting to have realistic understanding of why aikido methods are the way they are.
I actually think that this is only a part of the problem with aikido training in general.

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It is a weapon based empty handed martial arts system that cannot be fully understood unless the practitioner has a true comprehension of weapon fighting.
I've trained in Nisho's approach to aikido and cannot disagree at all with the history and logic of this approach to training.

However, it is not the entire story, as Aikido is, and should be, a living breathing system.

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