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Old 06-29-2006, 12:53 PM   #72
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Saito Sensei & the no-hands throw

Don,

Once again, you experience and strategies parallel my own. I will "eat" strikes too. I make the choice of where the opening is etc.

I see no issue with this or conflict with aikido, I think we train this way all the time. we establish kamae, open a little to allow for the attack, then move off line to counter.

I think the difference is in a real fight, you can't always compensate for the speed, distance etc, so you end up "eating" it to get the advantage.
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