Re: The point of aikido osae
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 02:04 AM.