Re: Saito Sensei & the no-hands throw
Ted Ehara wrote : "People used to think that way about the four minute mile. But then someone said, "Why can't I run faster?""
Roger Bannister simply trained well, ran great, and found at the end of his mile
that he had done it in less than four minutes.
He ran it on two legs, on the same shoes as his competitors, on the
He didn't train his students to fall over when he waved his hands at their faces !
And : "Actually a no-touch throw is simply an extension of a regular throw."
Well, while achieving no-touch Aikido throws requires BOTH uke and nage
to have trained in normal touchy-throws, the 'extension' is an extension of
belief. If that is accepted, then no-touch throws are valid in the uke-nage
dojo context, but still totally invalid as martial application.
THEY GIVE AIKIDO A BAD NAME