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Old 01-09-2013, 03:03 PM   #16
philipsmith
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Re: The shoulder grab - where does this come from

Kata dori is in my opinion one of the most modern attacks in Aikido and perhaps helps to deliniate Aikido as gendai budo rather than a true Koryu style.

Chiba Sensei always used to apply a pushing or pulling force during kata-dori - often combined with a blow or kick.

This stood me in good stead during my (brief) time as a door supervisor at a nightclub, when I realised this was actually quite a common attack; often used to intimidate the victim.
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