Thread: Aikido vs....
View Single Post
Old 08-03-2005, 02:29 PM   #41
Kevin Leavitt
 
Kevin Leavitt's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Location: Stuttgart, Baden Wurttemberg
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 4,371
Germany
Offline
Re: Aikido vs....

Quote:
Further, on "if you can hit, you can be hit": No doubt. However, I think the significance of the strike isn't to do damage (of course, catching a choice point with even a light strike would be nice) but redirect attention momentarily. Further, by getting the hand in between there, seems like it would give you a shield against uke's left for a brief moment.
This is not necessarily true. If you control uke's hips and center you can hit him, but he will not be able to hit you effectively.
  Reply With Quote