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Old 10-28-2009, 06:57 PM   #20
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Re: Why do we use so much grappling in Aikido?

Christian Moses wrote: View Post
A static grab is not grappling. Aikido would be SO much better if it started with real grappling (by which I mean basic judo tachiwaza).
Then it would be Judo. The basic strategy of Aikido is to flatten your opponent before he can resist, not deliberately get into a resistive situation and try and free yourself from your own mistake.
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