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Old 01-02-2006, 01:52 PM   #101
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Re: Instr. in Tokyo throws people w/ Pinky

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I do not know how to explain myself here, my understanding of hands on is "understood", within myself in our own dojo. I feel the power of the pinky regularly. Its sounds to me as if you are putting out challenges to the aikido world. Or my sensei is better than yours type deal.The shadow training terminology is not just applied to technique but principles too. However dont get me wrong, It sounds as if you have a great place to train. And you should continue to train under such a skilled instructor. Is your Aikido journey about becoming the next MMA champ? Is your instructor a cross training engineer?What are your goals? I am curious not being assertive. So with all due respect. And yes I would love to come to your dojo as a larger type westerner, as a guest, not as a challanger ! I think that is "the way" dont you?
Nope it's not a challenge,Nor is it the "my teacher is better than yours".
Just an offer to feel something which you may have not felt before
About your questions, No to being an MMA champ, although I am experimenting with it in that context and hope to be able to test it in the ring a some point. No and Yes to him being a cross training engineer. He's kinda unique. He doesn't care abou style, and makes his stuff work for any context (pretty bold statement, I know, its not a boast, just the way he approaches things).
Goals? That's better served in a PM discussion. But I do have my own goals and they're not relegated to the "enter the ring and win" short term deal (tho I'm not saying that' not included)

Seriously tho, I meant it as a friendly offer, drop by sometime.
Ark's a friendly guy and we can all grab a couple of rounds after class(where the real training happens lol)
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:09 AM   #102
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Re: Instr. in Tokyo throws people w/ Pinky

I don't train with Rob and Akuzawa (since I live quite a bit aways), but on a recent trip to Tokyo I took the opportunity to have a little training session with Rob. It was a great experience that really threw a lot of light on why some things in aikido, particularly Iwama style, are the way they are. I'm still far down in terms of ability and technique in aikido, but just that one session gave me some insight on movement and, IMO, improved my aikido, if only a little.

Rob's also a great guy; nothing macho or competitive about it. I highly recommend giving Aunkai a shot, even just one demo lesson.

Josh Reyer

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Th'assay so harde, so sharpe the conquerynge...
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:26 AM   #103
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Re: Instr. in Tokyo throws people w/ Pinky

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"(None of the shooto guys over here in Japan want anything to do with him. He had a bad reputation over here about 8 years back since he tended to send his full contact students to the hospital)"

You've mentioned this a few times. And the Shooto organization didn't try to recruit him? Or Pancrase? Or Pride? They're willing to pay foreign fighters tens of thousands of dollars, and have international tryouts for their organizations, but refuse to bring in a native son because he's too dangerous? Did the Shooto guys relay this information to you? How did you hear about this?
Still think this was a good question...

just asked it on Bullshido using this quote Roy and linking to here.

Expect an influx of Bullshido nuts

Here
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:53 PM   #104
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Re: Instr. in Tokyo throws people w/ Pinky

By throwing around with a pinky, does one really mean that, are is it just saying someone took a static stance and he was able to push them over using his pinky.

Two very different things.


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Old 09-08-2006, 06:34 PM   #105
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Actually sure, it's pretty against an amateur(especially weight lifting types). I can do it with my index finger
I'll be its the same thing Gozo Shioda talked about, (except he would make more of a show for it by poking someone's trachea)
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:24 PM   #106
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Re: Instr. in Tokyo throws people w/ Pinky

Does it translate to actual fighting, or is it just a 'trick' that has no martial application in a real situation?

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Old 09-08-2006, 09:35 PM   #107
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Re: Instr. in Tokyo throws people w/ Pinky

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Does it translate to actual fighting, or is it just a 'trick' that has no martial application in a real situation?
From the Cheng Man Chingers who have argued for more than 30 years about why bad knee alignment makes their knees hurt, why would you care? Why would you argue? Why not go see, if you're really interested in martial arts? These rhetorical ruminations lead nowhere.

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Old 09-09-2006, 05:35 AM   #108
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I appreciate your 'internal strength' expertise input..

(But the question wasn't answered.)


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Last edited by statisticool : 09-09-2006 at 05:39 AM.

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Old 09-09-2006, 09:49 AM   #109
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Yes Justin, it applies to r3al fighting.
The same principals are applied in strikes, throws, grappling whatever
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:40 AM   #110
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Re: Instr. in Tokyo throws people w/ Pinky

Anything can apply in theory, on principle, sure.

I was just curious, since all the video searches I did on this showed just manipulating someone who was in a fixed posture, or a student in a class in a non-sparring environment, which may or may not actually translate to reality.

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Old 09-09-2006, 06:06 PM   #111
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Re: Instr. in Tokyo throws people w/ Pinky

If you're actually on the East Coast (and not in Oregon or somewhere) I'll be happy to show you how those princples apply in movements done in sparring when I drop by Virginia at some point
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