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Old 01-30-2001, 07:29 AM   #15
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The more power a punch has the easier the aikido technique (as we are utilising their ki). In aikido we shouldn't be blocking; we should be moving out of the way of the attack (even if this means just a small movement of the head).

However, many attacks are not with as much commitment and are often pulled back quickly - this is where we have to accept that you can't just grab limbs that come at you, but you can move back into uke when they are withdrawing.

Cutting down whilst simultaneously moving off centre line is effective in reality (it redirects the attack).

Ian
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