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Old 02-09-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
garytan
Dojo: Boulder Aikikai
Location: Boulder
Join Date: Feb 2004
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How best to deliver a striking attack?

Hi all,

I've recently noticed that there are 2 broadly categorised ways of how uke delivers striking attacks ( Shomenuchi, Yokomenuchi, Tsuki ).

1. Uke puts all body weight behind the attack, kind of steps forward to follow through the attack.

2. Uke strikes solidly and plants feet firmly on the ground. I notice that fewer ukes attack this way, and that most who do have some training in striking arts. Several tsuki and withdraw their fist as well.

I suppose both are not wrong and it would be good for nage to experience both. I'm just wondering whats everyone's opinion about this. I attack the first way since I don't have any other MA training. I do notice that I find it more difficult to handle ukes who go with (2).

Gary
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