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Old 08-30-2008, 10:02 PM   #17
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Re: Define grappling

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
elements that I think are important in defining a grappling art.

1. Closing the distance (ma ai)
2. Establishing dominance (kuzushi)
3. Finishing the fight (Resolution, stasis, control, or submission)

If it is done without the use of knives, sticks, or guns (or even if you have them involved!) it can be considered grappling.
What do you call using a stick for a choke or joint lock?

- Don
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