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Old 04-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
Tony Wagstaffe
Location: Winchester
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Re: Does Anybody Know Whether This Technique Has a Name?

Alberto Italiano wrote: View Post
No, I am surprised that I have never met this technique before in any Aikido dojo.
I am arguing it is Aikido because it is not harmful to the opponent and it takes avail of ikkyo and tenkan principles. But as said maybe it is not.

Since I have never been taught this before, I am not impressed but rather I am surprised: why I have never seen this before, must be my fault probably.

It was very effective and started as an evolution along the natural lines of the most natural parry one may produce in such a setting.
It _must_ already have a name.

I would be somewaht puzzled if it hasn't. We teach many strange techniques at times, it can't be this one isn't in any official pack.

Maybe it's not aikido after all. Uhm.
It sounded to me to be somewhere in between ikkyo and nikyo, but does it really matter if it worked?
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