Thread: Do You Block?
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:57 AM   #5
Jonathan
Dojo: North Winnipeg Aikikai
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
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Re: Do You Block?

I practice both soft deflections and more direct, penetrating blocks. Each of them have their uses. I only do the more direct "attacking the attack" type blocking with a few students who don't mind the pain involved in being blocked this way. Generally, I teach my students to deflect rather than completely halt a strike.

"Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend."
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