Thread: Nice Jiyu waza
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:55 PM   #19
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Re: Nice Jiyu waza

I've heard a couple of people (including some of my students) say that in the video Robert Sensei looks too relaxed and that it looks like Nick is throwing himself.

I disagree (mainly because I've been his uke and I flinched at some of the throws on the video), but it does bring up the point (as someone else mentioned to me) that it is very hard to judge someone's Aikido from video and also to learn from video. It might also help explain the airy-fairy reputation Aikido has from demos.

Any comments?

--Michael

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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