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Old 08-03-2000, 07:04 AM   #26
Dojo: Two Rivers Dojo, York
Location: York, England
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 47

samurai_x wrote:

2. Moving out of range - Side stepping or Taking a step back .
4. Last,I dont know if most of u agree w/ me on this ? Blocking the kick.
I agree with a lot of what you suggested in the above post, however...

Side stepping is fine, but since karate-types tend to follow a kick with a punch you'll just offer then a nice inviting target for that follow-up if you only step back...
As for blocking, nope. Not - in my opinion at least - Aikido, since you're opposing your strength against his. Obviously there are strong arguments to use your tegatana to maintain maai, but not to actually stop the kick itself..
Just 2p worth...

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