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Old 02-22-2005, 08:46 PM   #94
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu

sonny aberin wrote:
just asking u guys, how can u defend yourself if your in a full mount of a jiu-jitsu expert? or what if he grabs u by the legs & try to put u down?
Fair question...what would a well-trained jujitsu person do? There's a certain amount of truth to the idea that once you're beaten, you're beaten. If you have no opening to enter through, you have no opening to enter through. I had one person try to pull me down by the legs, but he did it wrong and I nearly landed with all my weight on his chest, knee first. It's all about sensitivity and being aware. The differences in nomenclature reflect differences in emphasis, but all eventually lead to the same place: a greater awareness of the self and surroundings.
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