Well, (carrying on from a previous thread) a friend and I went for our first class of Aiki-Jujutsu. It was interesting, the class itself wasn't big - there was 5 regulars (this included the instructor), 3 weren't able to attend - so a good size. After introductions, a brief history (most either went over my head or by the time the class finished, I had already forgotten), we warmed up and watched as each movement was demonstrated several times before we got a chance to perform them ourselves. It was a strange sensation, manipulation of joints from both doing the techniques as well as receiving them... Don't get me wrong, we do a little bit of them in Karate/Tang Soo Do as part of kata/forms/hyeong but a full lesson of them (and by the end, my joints were literally bruised)... But then again, how much difference is it really compared to finishing a karate/tang soo do class where your forearms/legs are bruised from kicking, punching, blocking etc??? Anyway, did a few locks/throws from the standing position and a few from the seiza position. It was really interesting, and I'm glad that I did it... Going to continue for a few weeks before I make my mind up.