Duval Culpepper wrote:
Isn't there a technique that's sort of a deflection where you extend the meaty part of your forearm and make contact with uke's strike?
I guess sort of like what you'd do with your arm if you were doing a forward roll, but not rolling.
That sounds like a wing block to me (bong sao in Wing Chun parlance). I've never seen it done in any aikido I've observed, so it'll probably be better to ask a decent Wing Chun instructor.
Hmmm...I'll try to screw around with it after aikido class tomorrow, just to see what happens. Thanks for the reminder.