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Old 11-24-2004, 03:16 AM   #5
Dojo: Slough Aikikai
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 130
United Kingdom
Re: Playing around with Atemi

Xu Wenfung wrote:
Yeah I need feedback too. The only problem I have not met anyone who is willing to stand dummy and take hits, nor am I willing to let my body receive blows. So I am still stuck with non-feedback punching bags. sigh...


There is another way. Get someone to hold a punch pad or focus mitt for you. The advantage of focus mitt being your practice partner can "mix it up" for you.

Feedback without any (real) damage!

Also when getting hit, I tend to "brace" my tummy muscles (Stomach crunch sensation). Involves weird breathing out while holding breath at same time, but is better than getting winded IMO.

If you're ever in Slough Uk, I don't mind holding a focus pad for you!
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