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Old 11-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #41
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: Why do we use so much grappling in Aikido?

Good discussion. I think that is why I like all three AIkido, Judo, and BJJ. Aikido does an in depth study in one range (mid range). One in which weapons work very well. Judo does a good job, I think, working close range, stand up, grappling, and BJJ, of course ne waza.

Of course, there are things that can be added and assumed in each phase with cross over, but I think, they each have merit in and of themselves.

I also believe in studying them separate and distinct as I get a great deal out of the experts that have refined skills in each of these systems that might be lost if they were combined.

Anyway...just some thoughts, good discussion.

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