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Old 08-06-2003, 02:18 AM   #2
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Hi Mathias;

Jabs are tough mainly because they are not commited attacks which, as we constantly hear on this list, is what uke should be doing. Doing Aikido where feints are allowed opens up a whole new world.

Two thoughts.

1. You're ma ai is wrong. Move a little further away so that you are out of the range of the jab and uke has to make a commitment to connect.

2. Assuming your ma ai is correct - deal with uke as his hand is retracting. That is what irimi is for.

I can think of a few exercises but generally speaking what you are doing vis a vis the boxing gloves is the best thing. Have fun but take care.

Last edited by PeterR : 08-06-2003 at 02:23 AM.

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