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Old 01-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #15
Diana Frese
Dojo: Aikikai of S.W. Conn. (formerly)
Location: Stamford Connecticut
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 386
Re: What He learned from his near mugging

Thanks, Janet, and I am going to tell all my friends your story, it's great. Dropping center is often the prime defense to take the other person's balance even if only for a second and so what Toby did first could have saved his life if they had intended bodily harm. Koshi nage on a tall person? Well it worked the second time and the attacker was still off balance due to Toby's forward movement. The important thing after the dropping center was he did something that was spontaneous and I imagine instantaneous. Too bad about the cut on the hand, musicians were always worried when they trained even, but what I always hear is the most important is to save your life, even if in doing so you get injured.
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