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Old 10-26-2012, 07:44 AM   #28
Chris Evans
Location: Berkeley, CA.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 169
Re: back to basics, punch

I wish aikido dojo had makiwara. then i'd know the the committment to budo or the martial is serious, instead of merely "clinging" to the focused view of the art.

I still marvel at how predictable and scripted so much of aikido "attacks" appear.

I used to think my kicks were my best 'weapons' then i sparred with fit MMA players who can take a kick and come in to grapple, but the hard face punches kept them at bay (until i got too tired).

having a strong fluid/mobile stance while punching is good budo. they're plenty in karate that can not seem to punch well even after many years.

"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools."
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