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Old 07-05-2000, 01:18 PM   #3
Kristina Morris
Dojo: Kannagara Jinja
Location: Granite Falls, WA.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 29

I think most Aikido starts out with defenses dealing with 'grabs' because grabs are the most common. Someone attacking an individual has a much better chance of succeeding in their attack if the arm, wrist, or a fistful of the victim's clothing is 'grabbed' first - before the other free hand strikes them. An attacker will usually try to control their victim (get a good hold on them) before punching them. Training in defending off kicks will come later as you progress in experience.

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