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Old 09-22-2009, 06:38 PM   #32
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Re: Test Passing Standards - What is it?

George Howard wrote: View Post
Well i guess that would beg the question of why suwari-waza techniques are in the grading if they aren't relevant...
Actually, suwari waza is almost completely irrelevant to my practice. (Well, 99.99999999% so.) It can be an interesting exercise once in a while, and can be used to illustrate the point that I can still do techniques on someone much bigger than me. If anything, suwari waza has only served to screw up my hips and knees permanently.

BTW, not to be a stickler, but the phrase "beg the question" is a actually logical fallacy that is often misused when people really mean "raise the question." - see: Like I said earlier... I'm picky. ;-)

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