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Old 07-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
Conrad Gus
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Re: Two Hundred and Thirty-two

Ron Ragusa wrote: View Post
(I'm sure you know that I'm not using the word 'felt' in the sense that uke physically feels anything before the blow arrives. No Ki balls here.) That said...

I doubt it Conrad. But even at my slightly advanced age, I still have respectably quick hands, and going full bore there isn't much for uke to notice before the blow arrives. Still, I've been told by people I train with that they definitely feel something coming at them before they notice there's a blow on the way.

What I am working towards is getting exactly that reaction from uke, regardless of how sensitive uke is and whether or not it's a practice situation.

Thanks for your observations.

Interesting. Thanks for the clarification. I'll be thinking about this some more.
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