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Old 10-02-2008, 09:19 PM   #9
Mike Sigman
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Re: Counter techniques against Judo: the process of forming Aikido in 1930s

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
The methods of counters he discusses in which he defines aiki as straining hands is erroneous and is of a very limited view. Aiki has nothing at all to do with straining against a hand grab.
I'd like for an idiomatic Japanese reader with some familiarity with aiki, etc., to take a look at the characters for "straining hands" before I'd totally accept that the translation was accurate, though.


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