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Old 03-16-2007, 12:57 AM   #72
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Aikido vs Brazilian Jujutsu

In reality, it is not necessary to give up center with an attack. This is why we have many issues with non-compliant attacks.

A good attacker can close distance/range, deny you the ability to use that, and take your center and balance...all while attacking.

A good attacker moves his center and closes to the appropriate distance before actually committing the attack.

IMM, the attack is not the punch, strike, or kick, knife or stick...it begins with moving properly, closing the distance, taking center, then launching whatever he feels is necessary to do next.

It is up to uke to figure out how to defeat that attack by placing himself in a postion that first protects, and next allows him to move in to take center off nage.

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