Thread: Nice Jiyu waza
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Old 12-06-2004, 08:59 PM   #20
Aristeia
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Re: Nice Jiyu waza

I agree. My initial thought in looking at the video is alot of the techniques don't look like their "on". It looks like the final throw isn't being completed and that uke is just going. And then there's a couple of the dropping kokyu nage which look just supurb. But if it wasn't for Mustard's reputation I would be raising eybrows at some of the stuff.
But having said all of that, I've seen enough aikido performed before my eyes that I thought was unrealistic until I got my turn at being uke to know that it is wise to reserve judgement until you can feel it for yourself. I mean hell, some of the footage of O'sensei looks that way as well, unfortunately I'll never get the opportunity to feel it.

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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