Re: Poll: Which of the following attacks is the most difficult for you to handle during aikido training?
At local seminars we get a mix of people who attack shomenuchi with the rear hand/forward hand, ai hanmi/gyaku hanmi--you never know *what* your partner is going to do. I know that one should read the attack rather than try to predict it, but...I'm not there yet.
For some reason my dojo does not teach a good response to kata tori with the "wrong" hand, and when beginners do this to me I generally look very stupid. I'm sure there's a sankyo or nikyo there, but I can't find it on the fly yet.
I love ushiro attacks, any kind, especially from motion. Don't know why, as they ought to be particularly hard.