Peter Rehse (PeterR) wrote:
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.
You've been hanging around with the wrong "jabbers". A good jab is VERY commited. Most people don't understand the principle of a jab and the distance and timing involved. Some people really don't do ANY commited attacks. They offer their arm or whatever in a way that looks like an attack but their intent is not to affect tori's posture, etc.
A commited jab is not that difficult to deal with. Don't forget...it's hooked on at the shoulder and must slow down and stop and then speed up and go back and then stop again. It's predictable and if you work the distance and timing properly it can be neutralized. In order to learn though, you must have uke that can do a comitted jab properly.