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Old 09-04-2009, 10:39 AM   #56
Jason Morgan
Dojo: Santa Fe College Aikido Club
Location: Gainesville, FL
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Re: My Experiences in Cross Training MMA with Aikido

Reuben Yap wrote: View Post

Some techniques remain a mystery to me

Still some Aikido techniques continue to be a mystery to me and seem only applicable against a crazy guy charging at you giving you full committal. For example, certain versions of kokyu-ho seem incredibly unrealistic unless the guy continued to hold your hand throughout the movement. This is obviously ridiculous in a real life situation.
When you look at those techniques, especially ones where uke grabs a wrist and keeps holding it for no apparent reason, think of what the fight would be like if you were holding a weapon, or if they had a weapon. We train weapons regularly and I've found that many of the techniques reflect a situation in which either nage or uke is attempting to retain and attack with a weapon.
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