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Old 11-02-2004, 11:50 AM   #5
Location: Tulsa, OK
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 166
Re: Why Katatetori is used in Aikido?


Are you saying that katatedori is not an attack? If so, I have to disagree. I think ukemi requires giving a good, strong attack, and that katatedori can be just as much so as any other attack. I also think that it is perfectly appropriate in aikido to take the initiative as tori, rather than to wait for the attack to come. According to what I have read and been taught, this understanding is not inconsistent with the teachings of the founder.

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