Re: YouTube: Aikido in a real street fight.
The policeman closes the maai, creates an opening which the civilian does not take and then rushes the civilian. At no point the civilian is a threat, hands in pockets, not entering when the chance comes up, he is completely passive.
As things are in the video (and without a wider context), the use of force of this magnitude is completely misplaced.
I was curious about the context as well. It's a great shomen ate, but the other guy doesn't exactly seem to offer anything in the way of an attack. I guess you could call that a good use of maintaining the initiative?
Last edited by mathewjgano : 11-14-2008 at 06:57 AM.