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Old 09-28-2011, 12:54 AM   #8
Tim Ruijs
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Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
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Re: The point of aikido osae

Interesting views.
I have always thought it is a means to control the entire body using only and extremity of that body. Control a wrist properly and aite is immobilized. You develop a 'feel' for it which you will use in all waza.
BTW Some of the pins originate from sword (now there is a surprise) and make much more sense.

Last edited by Tim Ruijs : 09-28-2011 at 01:04 AM.

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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