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Old 02-21-2006, 08:26 PM   #72
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Re: Regrading grabs in Aikido...

Chris Hein wrote:
"If scenario-based training was the origin of Aikido's forms, going back further (I am imagining), why punch like a sword stabbing and not like a puncher would punch (even in the old days)?"

Could it be because it's not a punch, but infact a stab.....

-Chris Hein
Well if that's the case, why not leave it with the sword in the hand - whether it be a real weapon or a training weapn? And/or - why not at least keep the range of weapons - why stand in a range that is more partial to empty-hand fighting? Etc.

David M. Valadez
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