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Old 01-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #25
Conrad Gus
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Dojo: Victoria Family Aikido
Location: Victoria, BC
Join Date: Dec 2001
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Re: Why don't we practice chokes?

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
I think the word choke is inappropriate to Aikido. Why cut off the air, the windpipe? Neck holds would be a better concept, a version of close in iriminage would be just as effective. Learning to hold with a circle too. Lots of ways in Aikido without blocking or cutting off the windpipe.
Agreed that the term is misleading, but that's what the BJJ people call it.
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