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Old 10-15-2011, 10:24 AM   #14
mattk
Join Date: Oct 2011
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Re: High(er) Intensity Weapons

Hi Michael and Joe, I think the question is of commitment in attack. In day to day training we give large, well telegraphed, committed strikes which are infinitely easier to deal with than the fast strikes you see in kendo, more like the jabs of a boxer. I know it is high level stuff but surely it is the basic principle of aikido that we aren't trying to spar as such but decisively enter inside the strike. I am not for one minute saying it can't be done just that the eternal problem of the basic practitioner is bridging that seemingly insurmountable gap.
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