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Old 09-05-2013, 06:44 AM   #219
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,254
Re: Is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

Language barrier, ignorance or awareness about traditional jujutsu having been developed in (and for engagements in) a weapons culture (where collar & elbow gripping the opponent Judo style meant being gutted), you can assume what you want... or provide koryu jujutsu densho to show how Judo style gripping was common and widely used before Kano and how I have no idea about what Im talking about.
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