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Old 11-04-2004, 03:46 PM   #25
Dojo: Aikido of Silicon Valley
Location: Fremont, CA
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Re: Why Katatetori is used in Aikido?

I think we use katate dori to practice certain techniques (as we use any other attack). It's not usually applied in a fight as a first aggressive move, attackers usually prefer to punch first, but can well be a later part of attack. In my life I was grabbed that way several times during school fights, but it was never at the beginning of the attack.
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