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Old 05-30-2004, 04:41 AM   #39
Dojo: Kim's Hapkido
Location: California
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 86
Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu

As I read this question, I have to ponder: just how did I wind up in the full mount in the first place? Being mounted is a dangerous position to be in; even experienced grapplers can have a hard time escaping from it. It is douptfull that I am going to lay down and let an enemy crawl on top of me. Despite what some grapplers believe, there is no magic force that automitically throws "real" fights to the ground once physical conflict occurs. Untrained street thugs fall to the groud easily; martial artists with well developed balance and centers are not so easy to be taken down. First I would have to be taken down, which I will not let happen easily. Then, once on the ground, I will have to be mounted, which I will also not allow easily. There is a pretty unlikely sequence of "what if's" that have to happen. There are only so many "what if's" that a person can reasonably train for. What if you get attacked by a thousand ninjas with machine guns?
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