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Old 07-30-2008, 03:55 PM   #29
johan smits
Join Date: Jul 2008
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Re: Pre War Aikido, 1930 through Iwama period

Hi there,

This is my first post here and I probably should not stick my nose where it does not belong but I seem to recall that in the wonderful movie in which Ueshiba sensei shows pre-war aikido there is one technique which according to me qualifies as a sutemi.
Ueshiba sensei sits in seiza and is grabbed from behind. He rolls to the rear on his back, hooks uke's nek with his foot and throws uke to the front.

Definintely a sutemi technique.

By the way what I feel is very interesting in pre-war aikido are the solutions Ueshiba sensei came up with for things he saw maybe as not so good in Daito-ryu.The adaptions he made would be a very interesting subject for research. But then that would be very difficult to do probably.

Happy landings,

Johan Smits
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