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Old 08-17-2009, 06:16 AM   #4
Location: Rotterdam
Join Date: Apr 2003
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Re: My Experiences in Cross Training MMA with Aikido

Reuben Yap wrote: View Post
When you feel that you're falling down it's only natural to let go of the thing that is bringing you down.
But then you're falling already, so the throw (a throw) has been executed. In my opinion people will let go or resist if they realize you're going to do something with the grab before you actually do something with it. They're cued to your intention and they react to it.

Cross training in sparring based discipline might be that missing link short of changing the way Aikido is taught.
Agreed. Every time I try to pull off something Aikido-like during Taikiken class, I'm reminded of the fact my Aikido training did not prepare me very well for this kind of situation.
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