Re: Poll: Which of the following attacks is the most difficult for you to handle during aikido training?
A shomenuchi attack got my vote, because I automatically flashbacked to getting hit the first time in a situation where I never saw the attack coming. A second time I got smacked with a shinai and never saw that coming either. Both times were good lessons. Someone can hit you with a shomenuchi even if they have their hands in their pockets to begin with.