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.