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Old 02-13-2005, 11:34 PM   #35
maikerus
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Re: Competition in Aikido

I had a conversation about competition in Judo the other day with an Olympic Judo coach and one of the things that he said that was very interesting is that Judo had to evolve because of competition. It turns out that techniques were brought in from other forms of martial arts that could be used in Judo competition, so not only did Judo competitors need to learn these "newly introduced techniques" but also defenses against them had to be created.

It was an interesting conversation.

cheers,

--Michael

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