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Old 03-19-2006, 10:23 AM   #56
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Re: Saito Sensei & the no-hands throw

Bratzo Barrena wrote:
Mr. Ted Ehara, I just saw the video you indicated and if I were to guide my opinion on this video, I would agree with mr. Szczepan Janczuk, that no-hold throws are just BS...

The better the aikido, the more fake it looks.

Although the people in those videos are not as well know as Aikikai instructors, they were some of the top people in the Ki Society at that time.

Years ago, I was listening to a stunt man/martial artist who worked with Jackie Chan. He was also the model for a video game. When the programmers asked him for some type of "magical weapon" for his character. He said, "I can position myself like I'm holding a ball. Then he can create this ball of Chi which he can fire out at others." Maybe that's what people imagine when they hear about "no-touch throws"

Actually a no-touch throw is simply an extension of a regular throw. There is really nothing special about it. eek!

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