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Old 06-03-2004, 09:39 AM   #52
Dojo: Pärnu Aikidoclub Singitai
Location: Pärnu, Estonia
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 322
Re: aikido and competition

Ian Hurst wrote:
...if you're opponent isn't attacking you, you do have the option to close them down aggressively, rather than just wait for them to play their strategy out on you. At least that's what I always assumed some of the entering throws were for.
Sure... but who actually trains this? Only the people crosstraining. If an average Aikidoka starts attacking with his mighty atemi or entering throw then its gonna look like bad boxing! And most likely he'll get beaten up pretty bad.
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