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Old 09-27-2007, 02:38 PM   #8
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Re: Aikido and Judo/jujitsu

Ron Tisdale wrote: View Post
Some fairly good responses already...each represents some valid points. The only thing I would add is that the yoshinkan forms for the 150 basic waza almost all contain strikes. If you train the form correctly, you can learn a lot about striking from the form, and pushing through your partner's block.

That said, some time on a bag or makiwara couldn't hurt, either. Or exposure to another art.

That reminds me of something I heard that Chiba said "He said there were no strikes in Aikido, so I hit him again"
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