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Old 04-22-2004, 09:20 PM   #3
MitchMZ
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Re: Aikido against very high kicking (like in tae kwon do)

If you blend with the attack just like an arm(yokomenuchi, tsuki, etc.) and turn your center accordingly I'm sure you could very easily throw someone from their leg, especially if its up high. Not to mention many locks also work against the foot/ankle area. Really, I don't see how its so different from an arm. More powerful yes...but I think hands are also quicker. Aikido also does a very good job of teaching people to postion themselves so they arent all that susceptible to kicks in the first place.

Last edited by MitchMZ : 04-22-2004 at 09:25 PM.
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