Thread: footsweeps
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Old 11-03-2000, 04:31 PM   #1
Dojo: Kokoro,Tucson
Location: Tucson AZ
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 25
As a former Shotokan karate student
who has recently taken up Aikido (and loving It) I am surprised that sweeping the foot to unbalance an attacker, a technique basic to most Karate styles,is
not more widely practiced in Aikido. I
am aware that O'Sensei borrowed some tecniques from karate (e.g Mae Geri etc), but why not the foot sweep which
seems more Aikido than Karate anyway.? I woud be the first to admit my knowledge of both Shotokan and Aikido is sketchy,
but I would like to know more about this apparent omission.

DL Gadd
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