Thread: Reverse punch
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Old 10-19-2000, 05:55 AM   #7
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
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P.S. my instructor always said that in many fights (esp. down pubs etc) you can see that someone wants to be aggressive, so what you do is offer put your arms out in front of you in an open (palms up or at least side ways) position and say something like 'look mate, calm down' and then you already have your arms ready to come up in a guard position of if you're lucky they will be stupid enough to grab one of your inviting looking arms to pull you in for a better punch.

Another alternative is to strike shomen to their heads before they get a strike in, and as soon as they do their typical karate style overhead block you take their arm for ikkyo - there are many techniques in Aikido where you can actually initiate an attack to promote the desired response.
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