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Old 02-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #20
Dojo: TNBBC (Icho Ryu Aiki Budo), Shinto Ryu IaiBattojutsu
Location: Seattle, WA
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: Stop My Technique?

Great post David.

It's an interesting distinction between "blocking" and "stopping". When uke "blocks" a technique they inherently are applying force against the the directions that nage is attempting. This often creates alternate vulnerabilities which are fairly trivial for a decent practitioner to adjust into another technique. When you are able to really just "stop" a technique, this is not the case. Rather than simply trade one vulnerability for another, uke is able to reduce nage's influence over them without reacting against nage.

Chris Moses
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Budo Tanren at Seattle School of Aikido
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