David Knowlton wrote:
Niadh suggested "Try practicing blind folded."
Can't. My nose is too big, and has been broken too many times already.
When you train this way - do you know the attack, or is it a collar or wrist grab? I read 'strikes are harder' as - you get hit more.
The attack is usually a grab. I have practiced strikes but it takes a real trust of Uke. the attack is prescribed, and uke states when they are going to strike. (picture the movie "Scent of a Woman")