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Old 04-18-2008, 08:50 AM   #24
happysod
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Re: Aikido. The Martial Art.

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A lot of aikidoka see the kotogeshi as a hard dangerous fall when really they are escaping the wrist lock by jumping into a nice breakfall for effect
had to repeat this for truth and accuracy - a lot of the big ukemis I've seen from many techniques in aikido are "Whee-this-is fun" led happy ukemi rather than necessary.

[insert badly translated smug admonishment here]
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