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Old 02-21-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 597
Re: Why these techniques?

in judo and wrestling there are no strikes so you can ignore the hands/arms... they are sports... aikido deals with armed attackers and unarmed attackers that can use arm/hand/weapons to strike you... thus it has a little concentration on hand/arm/weapon control/technique... however even these techniques control the body through the 'handle' much like arm drags and grips in wrestling and judo... the argument that because of the emphasis on arm techniques it must be a weapon art is simply ridiculous... Jiu Jitsu has TONS of arm techniques, not just submissions... almost all require some sort of grip of the arms, from sweeps to passes to escapes... is jiu jitsu then a weapons based art? this is like looking at the cart from the rear and saying it pushes the horse...

Edwin Neal

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