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Old 03-24-2014, 05:10 AM   #4
Dave Sampson
Location: Devon
Join Date: Dec 2013
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Re: Why Aikido has such strange strike defense.

I remembered from class that these were meant to simulate weapon attacks. When i questioned that in real life nobody would attack like we do i was given a response that made me think.

If you substitute a bottle for the empty hand in shomen-uchi you would have some person trying to crack that bottle over your skull. My brain clicked and said:"Oh, yeah"

Training to disarm some loony with a sword has it uses.
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