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Old 05-05-2007, 10:41 AM   #22
Mike Haftel
Location: Hokkaido
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 87
Re: Alternative Method fo Sankyo

Graham Old wrote: View Post
Yes. That's exactly what I was trying to get at with my 'everywhere and nowhere.'
Yes, I know the point of joint locks is to inevitably control the attacker's center.

The term "joint lock" is a misnomer. It should be "body lock." The emphasis isn't the joint, it's the entire body.

I guess it's just the people I've trained with. No Aikidoka has actually ever applied a joint lock that really takes my center. It's all localized and focused at the joint.

The only times I've had people actually throw me or lock me up because I had no choice in the matter were in two other arts. I've just never encountered an Aikidoka who truly applied the principles which they had learnt in order to execute a throw or lock.

It just baffles me.
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