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Old 12-30-2002, 10:07 AM   #17
Dojo: North County Aikikai
Location: San Marcos, CA
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 72
Unbalancing the attacker is critical under any circumstances, and defending against a flurry of punches is no exception to this. I believe the answer lies in finding the best method to accomplish this.

I would suggest irimi...either directly into the attacker, where nage certainly would have to absorb some percentage of the blow...the intent of the irimi must be to capture uke's focus and balance thoereticaly ending the onslaught of attack and winning back the initiative, or irimi away/behind the attacker until the opportunity arises to stretch uke's balance out and behond his balance point. In either case nage will more than likely not remain unscathed.

Last edited by fullerfury : 12-30-2002 at 10:11 AM.
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