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Old 04-28-2012, 11:46 PM   #165
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Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu

when I was in japan, in'64. An australian olympic oarsman. 6'4", a friend of a judo buddy of mine, walked up to me, and pushed his closed fist on my shoulder, thumb down, ready for nikkyo. I could do half squats with 650 lbs., then, but, I couldn't do anything with the oarsman. I explained that we would have to start from scratch, so I could do atemi- waza, work him into position, etc. but, actually, I just got caught in a trap by a judo guy, out to prove that aikido was no good.

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