Aikido ground technique orgin
I'll put martial art ground techiques in 2 general categories:
a) A controlling B, being wrapped up with B
b) A controlling B, being to the side of B and not wrapped up with B
Ground techniques in aikido, from what I understand, seem to focus on the b) type.
b) seem very sensible to me because while still being effective, they allow A to be more mobile to get up and out of there, allow A to defend against the possibility of multiple opponents, and allow A to not look like the attacker in the eyes of the law, things which a) does not generally allow for.
My question is, is did b) come from some of the arts that Ueshiba studied, or were they more of Ueshiba's creation?
(edited to change 3 categories to 2)
Last edited by statisticool : 06-15-2006 at 01:19 AM.