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Old 03-04-2003, 02:46 PM   #21
Dojo: Shoshin Aikido Dojos
Location: Orlando
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 159

I use katatedori as an offensive technique when confronted by knife. In the real world a man usually uses a knife to threaten rather than attack cold. To do this he must 'show' the knife and at this instant I teach the uke to become the aggeresor and grab the wrist holding the knife. It sounds odd but once you have trained to do it you can grab a wrist so fast and then atack nage(uke)'s center and do what ever.

After the students get competant to grab and hit it nearly every time I then change the mind set and tell them that they must attack by showing the knife and as uke/nage attacks their wrist they do the traditional techniqes. It works so very well. I have taught this series in seminars and workshops and I am always amazed how well people come to understand this attack.

BTW. I just came from ASU.ORG Congratulations.

Daniel G. Linden
Author of ON MASTERING AIKIDO (c) 2004
Founder Shoshin Aikido Dojos
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