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Old 11-29-2011, 11:36 AM   #13
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Re: Aikido taiotoshi?

Bob Strahinjevich wrote: View Post
Taiotoshi is of course synonymous with judo. However, this clip clearly has an aikido flavor to it

Could someone comment as to whether this is a standard Aikido technique, Aikikai specific (I couldn't find out much about Mr Posluns other then his dojo claims to be Aikikai) etc? Does this tech go by other names, too?
I'd say that's kokyunage. Doesn't look at all like tai otoshi to me at all. Not the angles, not the weight distribution on nage's legs, not the direction uke is projected, different kuzushi, different tsukuri, different kake.

Different. Really different.

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