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Old 09-04-2001, 07:47 AM   #12
j0nharris
Dojo: Kododan Aikido USA
Location: Radford Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2001
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We have found it helpful to increase the sincerity of uke's strikes by occasionally adding a toy baseball bat to the yokomenuchi.This is both a more realistic attack, and adds just enough sting if you miss it to let you know that you're technique is a bit off .

We also do some training with kicks, and different types of punches/knife strikes.
In a recent randori, sensei gave one uke a knife, one a short stick for yokomen, and the third was instructed to do grabs.

The weapons ended up changing hands some as nage took them away and tossed them aside, which pretty well kept us on our toes.

-jon

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