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Old 08-07-2019, 02:25 PM   #41
Dojo: Kitsap Aikido, Poulsbo, WA
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 54
Re: Escape from ikkyo ??

David Soroko wrote: View Post
Escapes has the wrong connotation I think. The technical term is "reverses". The attitude you are describing is incompatible with the situation where the attacker reverses with the intent to cause you harm.

Btw, there is a funny story about the second doshu and pacifism.
In terms of grappling jargon, "escape" refers to getting free from an inferior position to a neutral position, it does not mean the entire combative situation has been escaped or de-escalated. "Reversal" on the other hand is switching from an inferior position to a superior one.
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