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Old 03-05-2005, 06:50 AM   #96
Dojo: Aikidog Aikikai
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 199
Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu

Tim Jester wrote:
Royce Gracie was asked at a seminar "How do you get out of a choke?".
He used the analogy of getting punched in the face. "Once your hit it's to late".

The key is not to get in the choke in the first place.

If your are in a full mount by a jui-jitsu expert, it's to late. I don't think anyone on this thread, (or their instructor) can escape it using only aikido techniques.
Yes, we train to keep out of the way of chokes and to get out before the choke's on if we couldn't keep out. But don't give up just because he's got his arms on your neck; you still have a chance to get out during the moment before he sinks it in.
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