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Old 05-10-2007, 01:15 PM   #23
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Re: Aikido & Judo

Edward Karaa wrote: View Post
While it is almost certain that I do not do judo properly, what I mean to say is that most aikido throws are done from a "natural" hanmi or posture while judo throws in my understanding require to bend the knees and stick the hip out to one side while the torso twists the other way (as in a classic ippon seoi nage for instance). At least for me this is not exactly as "natural" a position as the triangular aikido stance and straight upper body from which most throws are executed. But again I might be doing it wrong.
Watch the Mifune Sensei videos and his demonstration of all the basic techniques. His posture looks pretty darn "natural", if you ask me.

He looks like he's taking a walk in the park compared to most judo I've watched.

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