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Old 06-29-2006, 07:35 AM   #49
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Poll: Does aikido contain any physical principles not present in any other budo?

Maybe the emphasis on self defense from a half standing half ground position, with emphasis on not getting tangled up with the opponent but being able to be mobile and not be seen as the aggressor?
If you mean hanmi handachi/hanza handachi, Daito ryu has that. If you mean suwari waza, several other jujutsu arts have something similar (in Daito ryu, it's called idori). Being mobile is not a new principle...maybe not being seen as the agressor would be, but I don't see that as a physical principle.


Ron Tisdale
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