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gdandscompserv
06-02-2007, 07:25 AM
Does your empty hand shomenuchi attack resemble the traditional sword strike motion (as you would with a bokken), or does it more resemble an empty hand knife-edge strike to the front of the head (directly forward)?

Just in case I'm ever attacked by an aikidoist, I'll know how to defend myself.
:D

grondahl
06-02-2007, 08:55 AM
We do both versions. The sword like one as uke attacking, the direct one as tori initiating the technique.

Aikibu
06-03-2007, 04:14 PM
Both...We also make sure not to 'telegraph" the strike.

William Hazen

Michael Hackett
06-03-2007, 11:23 PM
Wood Sensei,

Not to hijack your thread, but I'm interested in how things turned out at Silver Lake and the thread disappeared for all the right reasons. If you've a mind to do so, please send me a PM at your convenience.

xuzen
06-05-2007, 01:48 AM
Does your empty hand shomenuchi attack resemble the traditional sword strike motion (as you would with a bokken), or does it more resemble an empty hand knife-edge strike to the front of the head (directly forward)?

Just in case I'm ever attacked by an aikidoist, I'll know how to defend myself.
:D

Mine is more towards resembling an empty hand knife-edge strike to the front of the head. I always imagine myself holding an empty wine bottle.

Boon.