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Old 07-14-2004, 10:53 PM   #4
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 283
Hong Kong
Ai symbol Re: To block or not to block

Aleksey, your response about reaching uke's face is very interesting. I never thought about it that way. I completely agree that one should try to break the intent of attack and ride around his resistance. However, I think I read somewhere else that the initial movement in irimi nage was based on striking your opponent's neck with a side chop as he moves to attack you. I have noticed that some people tend to bend the arm that's closest to uke as they move forward, as if they also intend to do a side chop on uke's neck. I could be wrong on this of course

Boon, I might try your technique of jumping and slamming uke down... we have some big-sized people here too
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