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Old 10-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #63
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: What Aikido waza are you practicing for bad guys?

Bill Danosky wrote: View Post
Sometimes we "displace" uke from the space he's occupying. Like at the end of Irimi Nage Ichi (our linear type) when we make that last cross step behind uke, we wind up standing where he was and he is of course, laying a few feet away (if we performed our zanshin like we're supposed to). But if we don't get our shita hara under uke's it's effect is reduced.
That's good - like it. If you want to chase aiki, you have to do this. Try to do it right from the beginning of the technique and to displace uke throughout, but without clashing too much. In this sense, tenkan does now serve us well, so I now believe. nor does avoidance.

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