Thread: Do You Block?
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:38 PM   #19
Timothy WK
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Re: Do You Block?

Xu Wenfung wrote: View Post
[A]ny other major aikido school does that?
Daito-Ryu does similar things, along with a few other "block-like" maneuvers.

Rupert Atkinson wrote: View Post
[T]his hit/block is forward - like in Aikido, not sideways - like in Karate.
Huh? When I studied Shotokan, I was always taught the "better" way to block was to direct the block forward. Actually, the more "advanced" way to block was to block/parry with the setup move, and then use the "block-proper" as a strike.

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