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.