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Old 12-08-2002, 11:04 PM   #8
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Dojo: aikido of shreveport
Location: Shreveport, Lousiana
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 146
my shomenuchi strikes are aimed more forward than downward after the initial upward movement, extended through to the inside cup between the eye and nose, that off sets the balance of the uke and can smart someone in a street fight. But it is not aimed at the top of the head, except in practice with a beginner in case they miss it and i want them to return which they might not if i had slapped them on the front of the face and broke their nose with a shomenuchi strike. just my opinion, see if it works for you. let me know.

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