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Old 01-18-2005, 10:12 PM   #8
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Re: Taking the high road

Daren Sims wrote:
I think you need a lot more that suwari waza to combat grappling techniques...apologies for contradicting you in this way,
No problem, no contradiction, only a clarification.

IMHO, suwari-waza is the closest thing in Aikido to grappling or ground techniques. Have you seen anything else that even remotely addresses the issue? I never said it was effective in combating grappling technqiues, just that its a place to look.

I agree that every art has its advantages in context, and the ground is not a place most Aikido people go.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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