Sunday, December 26, 2004

Self-Defense

In our class today, our sensei demonstrated a take-down that wasn't quite a Judo move. He showed how to turn an attacker's headlock from behind into a nifty armbar/wristlock with the attacker lying facedown on the ground. This move clearly was based on Jiu-Jitsu, but had some Judo-esque elements in it.

It reminded me that Judo is, after all, a Martial Art. It thought about how other techniques can be applied to self-defense as well. Not only is it a good workout, not only is it a great sport, but it can save your life too.

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