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Old 02-08-2001, 07:54 AM   #13
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 334
Kurt wrote:
The way I learned was that if an attack is pushing, then pull (step backwards) and if an attack is pulling, then push (enter in).

I thought that this was the way of Aikido and I'm supprised to read that so many styles do not step backwards.
That's judo.
Entering is not the same as pushing. Moving a foot back is not the same as pulling. In aikido you're generally trying to get to their side.
It's one of the main technical differences between the two.
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