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Old 01-05-2013, 07:11 PM   #65
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Atemi and Aikido

Daniel Wilson wrote: View Post
I suppose I manage to block about 90% of the shinai cuts and stabs - at first my success rate was down around 50%. If you blocked 100% of the attacks, it probably would not be improving your blocking/taisabaki skills that much.
So your arm would get cut off 90% of the time. Blocking has severe limitations.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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