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Old 07-15-2004, 02:29 AM   #7
stuartjvnorton
 
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Re: To block or not to block

Personally, I'm for blocking.
As you progress, the block gets less intrusive in jiyu waza to the point where it doesn't really interrupt the flow.
But if you take it away completely & start trying for magic catches etc, you can find yourself with the odd painful reminder of why you need some sort of block in the first place...
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