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Old 02-12-2001, 12:49 PM   #4
mj
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Hi. I am presuming that you mean footsweeps when you say ashi-waza. In Judo footsweeps are choishi-waza, that is, timing and rhythm techniques. Aren't ALL aiki techniques choishi-waza? As one of my old Judo teachers used to say... 'There are 5 ways to win a (judo) fight standing up, footsweeps are a win for free!' So, they probably are aiki, except easier - if you can do them. Not kicks, though.

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