“You are only as strong as your weakest point”. In the martial arts this saying is just as important to remember as breathing. You can have the hardest punch, the fastest kicks and the best grappling but a poke in the eye will still do you damage.
Today’s video comes from Aikido grandmaster Gozo Shioda sensei. His technique is second to none as he uses little effort to bring down his opponents or put them in pain. The above saying is easily remembered when watching Shioda sensei in action.
Being so small and physically not as strong as his opponents he uses correct placement of grips and presses on pressure points and pure technique and timing to bring down his opponents. Coupled with excellent tai sabaki, he goes down in history as one of the greatest martial artists ever. Enjoy.
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Broken Balance for Judo Throws
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