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The exceptionally unusual Aikidoka Tetsu Yamazaki, who seems to have developed his own form of non-Shodokan helmeted aikido restricted sparring, seems to execute a throw that I've seen taught in aikido as gedan-ate (or possibly an aiki-otoshi variant) at 0:14 of this video. Note the fact that it's been taught to me in judo as sukui-nage or tani-otoshi, I've ...


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You should not expect to see a study that tries to quantify the effect of martial arts on lifespan. There are too many variables involved in this process: genetics, diet, sleep patterns, stress, environment, other exercise, etc. And while it is possible to determine what kills you, there is not a corresponding causation for what keeps you alive. The number ...


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCmucAiUXi4 This shows a karate/aikido student in a fight against an untrained opponent. He manages to "throw" his opponent with an Aikido style movement at 1:13. He loses his own balance in the process, and the fight immediately becomes a scramble on the ground. I am not convinced that a fight between two untrained ...



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