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Old 09-13-2002, 12:18 PM   #9
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If you look at some of the older films that were made during the Japanese Occupation, you'll see people doing techniques without taking any ukemi. That was because the military banned martial arts, so people held "exercise classes" that looked suspiciously like aikido classes without the throwing.

Your situation reminded me of this chapter in aikido history. Thanks for sharing your insights.


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