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Old 07-31-2010, 10:07 PM   #50
Gorgeous George
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Re: Aikido: more than a martial art?

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Alex Lawrence wrote: View Post
Aikido assumes multiple attackers; throwing a guy just to let him back up makes no sense. The guy is still a threat, the threat needs to be taken care of.

That said if you do a technique with power on someone that doesn't know the ukemi a finishing strike shouldn't be needed.
Exactly: you would make the technique count, if you had to. In comparison with a throw, a punch to the face isn't much, and with other attackers...
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