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Old 03-07-2003, 12:54 PM   #13
DGLinden
Dojo: Shoshin Aikido Dojos
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I agree in principle with George (hi George) and this approach because I teach standard Aikido with very good boxers as ukes throwing boxing combinations. Where the monkey wrench gets thrown in is when a fake is used (or a non-intended punch) for a set-up. Boxers often use jabs to establish distance and timing without any real commitment to the attack. Guess what? How do you respond? Do you stand there twitching untill a big right hand comes? All the ritual and training in the world does exactly nothing unless you actually practice this with an uke.

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