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In my thursday class we learned to effectively block a front punch, and the leg movements, even though very simple (switching stance), was very hard to do quick enough and I totally didn't get it right by the end of class. I decided to start doing ashi sabaki training bit by bit at home because I feel it's very vital.
In the aikijujitsu class we learned a block from the same attack, but with a different method, which was really interesting. I wish I had someone to practice with because these blocks need to be instantaneous to be effective and that can't come without practice..