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Old 11-09-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
Location: Paris
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 62
Re: Aikido vs non-committed attacks?

Hi OP! I had a very similar problem to you in the "Aikido vs Sparring" thread. I tried what Chris wrote today and it works very well. Keep your distance, use taisabaki to out-maneuver your opponent and wait for them to throw a committed attack. Usually this will piss them off a bit (since they can't hit you) they will soon be tempted to deliver a haymaker/long hook and that's when you go in. If not, give them some more incentive with some shomenuchi strikes. A lot of non-aikido folks get confused by such an attack.

My concern is however in a "real life" situation, like in bar and club where stuff happens, you don't have room to move and if a jab comes out quickly, you need to be ready for it.
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