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Old 05-02-2003, 12:41 PM   #51
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Michael Neal wrote:
I don't know how to immobilize anyone gently with Aikido.
Neither do I. And I find that fact fascinating.

I also find it fascinating that you were able to control her with (half speed/strength?)

judo techniques but not aikido ones. (this is not a clever barb against you, just thinking out loud).

Hmm...that gives me an idea for a thread - self defense Vs Self offense. But right now, I've gotta catch some shut eye ;-)
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Old 05-02-2003, 12:57 PM   #52
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I was not always using half/speed or half strength when trying a judo technique but I did avoid using too much force when I thought the result might hurt her. She tripped my legs up a few times and I threw her with O Soto Gari, and that was about it.

Its hard to explain but I think you are taking this one contest too seriously anyway, I was just having some fun at my own expense by posting this anyway

More embarassing perhaps is the poor guy who fell for the "What's that over there" trick while I proceeded to do a double leg grab takedown.

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Old 05-02-2003, 02:47 PM   #53
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Bob Strahinjevich (bob_stra) wrote:
Neither do I. And I find that fact fascinating.
I think it is fascinating as well, I am very confused about why some aikidoists want to call it a "peaceful" art. I think judo is a more gentle in some respects.
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:42 AM   #54
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Michael Neal wrote: -

>I was not always using half/speed or half >strength when trying a judo technique but I >did avoid using too much force when I thought >the result might hurt her.

Yeah, that's what I meant.

>Its hard to explain but I think you are >taking this one contest too seriously anyway,

No not at all, I just misunderstood what you initially wrote. The perils of reading two newsgroups at the same time ;-)

>More embarassing perhaps is the poor guy who >fell for the "What's that over there" trick

Heh ;-) Occasionally, when I had him well and truely pinned down, a friend of mine would reach up stick his finger (Wet Willy) into my ear. Disgusting stuff, never fails to get a reaction ;-)
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:06 AM   #55
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Michael Neal wrote:
I think it is fascinating as well, I am very confused about why some aikidoists want to call it a "peaceful" art. I think judo is a more gentle in some respects.
I've never heard any Shihan with whom I've studied use this language. I think Aikido is a deadly martial art unless the practicitioner is highly skilled. If someone attacked our sankyu's with any enthusium and no ukemi skills, his head would bounce on the pavement.

Of course any sport that has rules could be considered gentle and since I've never studied judo I can't make camparisions, but I sure have had plenty of properly admonished aikidoka run into my fist.

Mel
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