...But what if (and a big what if, because it will never happen this way) Aikido were treated as a performance art rather than a point by point MA competition? What if you were judged on the grace of your iriminages and the softness of your ukemi? How many people would change their minds about the Olympics? (And would you try to enter?)
Sounds simply FAAB!
Maybe they should try this approach for figure skating also. But, suppose they fall. Heavens forbid! Maybe not then.
This is all so, well, just so dangerous.I just LOVE a soft ukemi - it doesn't even hurt.
[Edited by Jim23 on April 4, 2001 at 08:05am]