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Old 12-01-2011, 07:27 PM   #62
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Re: Principles of pinning

Jon Reading wrote: View Post
Knock yourself out. You get a lot of action with your guys, I'd appreciate any feedback how it works out for you.
Jon. I said before that there are control techniques and there are pins and thus they are different. Thus pins are disabling things.

However, if you say and look at them as basically controls then I would add this point. I teach that the main aim or indeed first aim of the move is to prevent the other being able to use their other hand or foot or leg against you. That's the main consideration put at the head of the queue.

Now I don't know if this is something widely taught or even if it's something that's dropped out for I don't see it shown on video or emphasized in many discussions.

I take it you teach similar?

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