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Old 01-27-2016, 08:17 AM   #433
Greg Jennings
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Re: What technique would you apply to neutralize Brazilian Jujitsu attacker

Igor Vojnović wrote: View Post
It also depends under whom they have trained.

My idea is that training, in the dimension that I'm discussing, should have three levels: Paired kata at one end, a minimal-rules-set sparring at the other, and an intermediate-resistance "active kata" and "active free roll" (free to think about and experiment with escapes, reversals, variations) in the middle.

When I was teaching aikido, I didn't think that sparring in that context was ideal. I was working toward a more free form of randori, but I was transferred to another location and no longer trained in aikido.

When teaching, what I was able to push, and did so aggressively, was that intermediate stage. I called it "active uke". Some people caught on quickly, some did not. That's the way of things. It takes time to establish a culture.

I don't agree with everything in this: , but I think that it is very worthwhile reading. YMMV.


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