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Old 02-21-2006, 03:30 PM   #13
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Re: Poll: How important is the notion of "gaining advantage over your partner" in your aikido training?

There is a saying: "If you can't hit it, you can't throw it." If you're not in a strategically superior position, ther really isn't any realistic way to "apply technique," IMHO.

Any other views?
- Thomas Harris.

I like that aphorism. I learned to hit after I learned to throw, and it makes sense. I know it's taboo to talk about sacrifice technique in aikido, but a judoka I think highly of said "The essence of judo is quickly turning disadvantage to advantage." This judoka was famous for being thrown, and turning the energy into throws of his own. Beautiful in concept.

An other view sir. Please comment!

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