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Old 09-27-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: Aikido and Judo/jujitsu

I think a lot of the earlier aikido students studied other martial arts first. I wouldn't be surprised if they already knew how to strike well enough that there wasn't a need to spend much time on it in class (since it wasn't really the primary focus).

If you focus too much on the strike you'll become the attacker/uke, lose your center, and open yourself up
I haven't studied striking much but I believe that's the point of learning it properly -- to learn NOT to lose your centre or open yourself up when you strike.
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