Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu
Maybe it's a terminology barrier. Say the BJJ attacker is 10 feet away, and I'm just standing there. I should not just sprawl in hopes that when he sees that he'll think - well I had better not even try to tackle that guy, look how far back his hips are!
I've seen combinations like low kick (to hopefully get karate people raised up a bit on their back leg) followed by face punch (all while charging in - to get their hands up too) and then dip and shoot. That's what I mean by the set up. Should I say "pre-set-up"?
There must be some other common ones, and there must be some common things/movements to the side, stance changes, entering an turning, whatever - that gives those set ups troubles.