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Old 12-21-2005, 07:58 PM   #17
Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido, MA
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 70
Re: Poll: How helpful is visually examining techniques in learning aikido for you?

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")

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Niadh Feathers
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