personally, i just move in and if the other person has not attack, i would initiate the attack. sort of hit first, hit later, and when the other bugger is down, hit some more. oh wait! this is aikido right? we are not suppose to attack first. damn! i knew it was a bad idea to take up aikido! i should have taken up yoga; at least i'd be wearing leotard (instead of this funny looking skirt) and be surrounded with nice looking women in leotard.