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Old 03-17-2007, 02:19 PM   #79
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Aikido vs Brazilian Jujutsu

I agree Budd. Posture, head, and spine alignment are so, so important in BJJ, as in aikido.

Yes, I love the floating feeling in the open guard that you are talking about. In fact I love the guard because of the contact and feedback you get in training it. It took me a while to understand why in BJJ you work the guard so much, I think it is because it allows you to work with all your tools and everything must be aligned so well in order to get things right.

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