- Dec 17, 2008
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With the Aikido version, when you enter properly you take your opponent's centre. I've never had to use the hook although I do teach it in Karate and Krav.I have tried to understand this for a long time. May be you can help me on this here. Here is the Aikido clip:
If we compare it with the Judo "Osoto Gari", the "cutting - backward hooking" motion is missing in the Aikido clip.
As Chris said it's two totally different MAs. Taught in the way we train it is an internal style so despite the video where Mal is hitting with kokyu, normally we do it with no strength and no strike. The reasoning is that you can always add the strike if required. Despite Judo being 'soft' in theory, I have never seen it trained softly.
If we compare it with the Shuai-Chiao "front cut", both the "cutting - backward hooking" motion and the "forward stepping" motion are missing in the Aikido clip.
What's your opinion on this?
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