Brian Kagen pick: “Without competition” by Rebecca Aldous

“For the last two years the 6’7” North Vancouver resident starts his mornings with aikido.

Although the Japanese martial art practice teaches combat moves and the potential to kill, what draws Hay is something unexpected. ”

Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.

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  1. …to move somebody that size without a degree of cooperation would be an achievement. I don’t think Terry Dobson was that large. There’s a video of O Sensei coping with that sort of disparity (large US MPs), but some techniques are going to be pretty tough…

  2. Brett Jackson says:

    Well said, Charles. That’s some pretty impressive ukemi for a man of that age and size, not to mention at that time of day!

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