Admitedly we do a fair amount of Aki-Jitsu in our class, but we do a lot of defenses against punches and kicks. Is this unusual for Aikido ?
What do you mean by "Aki-jitsu" (sic)?
We do practice against punches a lot but, admittedly, not much against kicks. This is most likely due to the fact that most people do not know how to kick properly; the ukemi from kick defenses is also pretty hard for some people, too.
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