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Old 09-10-2003, 05:56 PM   #4
Ari Bolden
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Dojo: Victoria Jujitsu Academy
Location: Victoria BC
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 67
"Professionals are predictable. It's the amateurs you have to watch out for."

I find this above statement to be true. I work in a field where physical conflict is a weekly occurance. I've been doing so for the past 8 years. I know (for me) what works and what doesn't when a uke isn't trained or wants to follow.

I use a lot of chokes (kubishime) in my technique. Why? Because it negates any size advantage. Also, aikido, used in a real world setting, has to be broken down into basics. You must also be able to read the body of the uke.

Like I teach my students:

1)Keep your system simple.

2)You must have 100 % intent when doing a technique

3) Be prepared to improvise and change your technique at a moments noctice

Thanks for the replies!



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