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Old 01-06-2013, 03:54 AM   #68
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Atemi and Aikido

Daniel Wilson wrote: View Post
Blocking the shinai cuts and strikes is a method of training for blocking against punching and kicking by an aggressor, not against sword cuts and stabs.
I pretty much gathered that from your earlier posts. By no means am I trying to negate that aspect of training.

But, it's important to understand that this skill may very well fail against an attack of superior force. After all shinai just don't make that much impact.

"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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