Thread: Reverse punch
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Old 10-25-2000, 06:59 PM   #27
Nick
Dojo: Aikido of Greater Atlanta
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first thing that is taught at my dojo against a mune or men tsuki- don't try to catch it. I tried a couple times, and lost whatever I might have gained because by catching it, I was far away from him, making the lead harder, and when my sensei really wanted to make the point, they just came at me so if I tried to catch it I would miss completely...

something like that really comes into play with something like teppo-tori. you have to create your own momentum, and grabbing their wrist and trying to lead them will, in most cases get you shot.

Or so I think...


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Nick Porter
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