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Old 05-18-2009, 10:49 AM   #52
Fred Little
Dojo: NJIT Budokai
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Join Date: Apr 2001
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Re: O sensei and 'correct ukemi'

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
why the aiki waza are so bizzare (juxtaposed to koryu jujustu) in their approach, and application, and why they are so?
Mind you, it's only a conjecture, but here goes:

1) Starting at the beginning, let me posit that the exercises used to develop "the body skills" are pretty bizarre in their approach compared to normal calisthenics.

2) It then seems relatively natural that "aiki waza" intended to refine the application of those skills would be pretty bizarre in their approach and application in comparison to koryu jujutsu.