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Old 08-18-2000, 06:42 PM   #3
Aiki1
 
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Ah, always an interesting topic! I have spent much time with BJJ people, and I have worked with this a lot. "Proper" ma-ai is not always easy or even possible with these guys when they are very good. You have to really know how to pivot at the right time, how to do your Aikido "a little lower", and how to surprise them. You also cannot give them reference, or they will defend against what they feel you do.

Larry Novick
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ACE Aikido
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