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Old 10-15-2017, 08:24 AM   #5
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Re: Origin of ushiro ryote and ryokata dori

Ellis Amdur wrote: View Post

This is a logical supposition because if there were purely a concern for combative readiness from behind, there are a number of more effective ways to take a person downwards or off-center from the rear that no DR or aikido system considers. Therefore, it's very likely that they adapted elements of older combative forms and reworked them as a training device to develop the 'aiki body' from a particular 'angle.'
Ellis Amdur
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