Re: Regrading grabs in Aikido...
I never said it was completely unapplicable to empty hands.
You're talking not out of experience but more out the need to believe some party line.
Mr. Valadez despite his education and years of experience in teaching aikido and having a strong weapon emphasis in his school didn't understand enough about weapons usage to make an educated comment as to why sword stabs are not like boxers punches.
I'm sure he's good at what he does, but to me this shows a lack of basic knowledge.
Last edited by Meynard : 02-21-2006 at 07:20 PM.