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Old 01-29-2001, 09:05 AM   #10
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 102
My Shotokan sensei taught that "blocks" were not "force on force". Rather that the intent was to be either redirection / deflection or an atemi in itself. We never blocked a strike just to "stop" it. My wife informs me that this philosophy was shared by her instructor of Chin na. I think many people have gotten the idea that a "block" is technique used to arrest another's movement. That's really new to me....

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