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Old 06-13-2002, 11:34 AM   #16
willy_lee
Dojo: City Aikido
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Join Date: Dec 2000
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self-retaining pins in Daito-ryu

I've seen some self-retaining pins in pictures of Daito-ryu techniques. There are some really crazy ones -- especially the ones that involve pinning multiple attackers on top of each other.

It's also interesting to see that in the pictures I've seen, nage usually ends up keeping the pin on by dint of position and some pressure with legs, knees, hips -- both hands are free, head is up to be ready to deal with other attackers.

Interesting stuff.

=wl

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