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Old 05-06-2008, 07:23 PM   #70
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Re: Functional Origins of Aikido/Daito-Ryu Techniques

Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
Notice the succes of karate when arrived to mainland Japan....seems the japanese never though much about punching and kicking before.
That seemed so silly to me until just a few years ago. I could never understand why the Japanese had such weak striking martial arts.

Then I realized they had very strong striking arts. It's just that they were smart enough to figure out striking you with a sword, stick, or chain is a way better idea then trying to strike you with an empty hand or foot! And wrestling was what you did when you couldn't strike.

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