Thread: Do You Block?
View Single Post
Old 01-08-2008, 04:58 PM   #10
gregg block
gregg block's Avatar
Location: bethlehem PA
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 127
Re: Do You Block?

Xu Wenfung wrote: View Post
Goju-ryu karatedo clip

Look at 1' 38" to 1' 58" of the clip. Look at how the karate sensei blocks the punches.

Do you block like this in your aikido practice?

I have seen my aikido teacher blocks as such. I have seen even Kancho Shioda blocks like this against tanto yokomen-uchi attacks in his videos.

Do you think it is good to develop this skill in your aikido practice. If not, why not?

Thanks for your opinion.

It's better than the alternative of getting hit. But IMHO bone on bone blocking should be a last resort. Better to parry, beter still to move off line (AKA get out of the way)
  Reply With Quote