Re: Why do we use so much grappling in Aikido?
For the record I have no experience training in Tomiki Aikido, I have only read about them and watched some videos of randori and competition.
The great thing about Yoseikan jiyu randori, is that it provides a venue to experiment and learn how all of these various ranges (from weapons to ne waza) fit together while under various levels of stress. You can start out with weapons and end up on the mat trying to submit your opponent in the same session. It's a ton of fun, too!
Last edited by Stormcrow34 : 11-30-2009 at 11:37 AM.