Re: Article: True Self Defense by George S. Ledyard
I always tell students when deflecting a strike they they should do it with minimum influence on the attackerīs arm.
Nevertheless they seem to feel better when they really push away the fist as to keep the threath as much away from their body as possible.
Then I have to explain to them that there really is no need to defend the air around their body.
Also a matter of self perception ? True self on a physical level....