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Old 02-23-2010, 12:28 PM   #49
jxa127
Dojo: Itten Dojo -- Mechanicsburg, PA
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Re: Jamming a technique

As a rule of thumb, I tend to go through a technique once or twice with nage before I actively work to exploit holes. I also tend to not exploit holes with people who have less experience than I -- at least not at first.

Often, I say something before trying to jam a technique or reverse it. I'll say, "Hey, I feel something odd, let's do it again."

With some people, though, I simply try the reverse or atemi, or whatever. It's a great way to learn how to be a better attacker. It often happens that a hole I thought I could exploit turns out to either (a) leave me terribly open or (b) it's really not there.

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