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Old 08-30-2008, 10:32 PM   #18
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Define grappling

Don,

I'd call it using a stick for a choke or a joint lock!

Seriously, absolutely it involves grappling, poor wording on my part, I suppose.

Splitting hairs, but for the sake of distillation down to basic elements, I'd factor out the stick in the definition, but then factor it back in as a "factor" that must be dealt with when grappling.

From my perspective, a military one, all of our grappling fights are fights over or involving weapons. So yes sticks, kubotans, ASPs become a player in grappling.

I guess IMM, the use of the stick still requires you to manipulate posture to gain control, that is unless you are using it as a blunt object to bludgeon.

Don't think I am making much sense...sorry it is late.

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