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Old 03-25-2012, 06:29 AM   #35
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Re: Response to: It Had to be Felt #4: Arikawa Sadateru: "Please, put your hand Down!

There's a lot in that demonstration, IMO. Arikawa Sensei showed a lot of precision in his throws in terms of the points of contact he maintained with Uke. He emphasised a lot of specific, important points in his pins and locks and maintained a connection with Uke for over a very long time, compared with many other prominent Aikido demonstrators. He was obviously very knowledgable.

To echo Graham, it was indeed, "old school."
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