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Old 05-29-2006, 07:05 AM   #8
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
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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.
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