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Old 09-30-2002, 04:19 PM   #9
kironin
 
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Koshinage is like the spinning back kick in Karate.

It has a big wow-factor but also a much greater risk than other techniques of going horribly wrong.

For Judo players working in close in competition it makes some sense.

For Aikidoka in a self-defense situation (martially-effective), it is just plain stupidity. Any place the energy would be right for one, a timing throw would be quicker and safer.

It's only going to be the best solution with either a stupid attacker or when there is a blue moon over Aruba.

Craig
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