Thread: Do You Block?
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:55 PM   #9
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Do You Block?

Boon and I come from the yoshinkan tradition, where the word used is yoke, as in ayate yoke (cross hand block), and yoke comes from yokeru, to avoid.

So no, I would not interpret what I've been taught about blocking to mean stopping, and yes, I would consider what I've been taught to be VERY aiki.

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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