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Old 11-13-2008, 09:53 PM   #8
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: YouTube: Aikido in a real street fight.

Yea it was a little bit of a joke. But, I think it is not so important what it is vice recognizing that the waza can be applicable and there are some universal principles, basic movements in all waza.

the difference, (and the importance), is the timing (as we are discussing on the other thread).

I think what is most important is looking at how the officer sets it up. the ma ai, body language, position of both, and then the decisive, explosive, deliberate manner in which he decides to enter and take balance and control.

the Ma'ai is what is most important and what happens. Timing. it is almost everything! A llittle O soto gari also, but timing.

Last edited by Kevin Leavitt : 11-13-2008 at 09:54 PM. Reason: spelling

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