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Old 01-28-2007, 09:55 AM   #14
Cady Goldfield
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 940
Re: Does size matter...

But if the 100lb. girl were using "aikido" on a non-PC 250lb uke, enacting the original Daito-ryu aiki priniciples that M. Ueshiba actually knew (but which most post-WWII aikido lacks today), she could very well be able to control him whether he wants to be controlled or not. S. Takeda was a small person who was able to control and "trash" jujutsuka and judoka much larger and heavier than he, and in fact stated that women and children could learn and execute these principles.

But modern aikido? I agree that uke would need to cooperate.

Last edited by Cady Goldfield : 01-28-2007 at 09:59 AM.
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