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Old 09-09-2008, 02:34 AM   #52
Stefan Stenudd
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Dojo: Enighet Malmo Sweden
Location: Malmo
Join Date: May 2005
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Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
This was a GI submission fight I did as a blue belt about 4 years ago.
Thanks for sharing. Very interesting. I was much more impressed by your work in the match, than your opponents. The other guy just remained on the ground, waiting for your initiatives. In many martial arts, that would be judged as passivity.

I admire your principle of wanting to get up, and I am sure that it's correct strategic thinking. It is also a choice that makes for better adaptivity to a wider variety of match rules.

Quite interesting also to see your use of sankyo and ikkyo. Have you also tried other aikido techniques in grappling - such as nikyo, kotegaeshi, or any of the aikido end pinnings?

Again, many thanks for sharing the video and your enlightening comments on it.

Stefan Stenudd
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