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Old 03-31-2005, 07:59 AM   #14
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Re: Punches

IMHO, one of the major criticisms of Aikido is its inability to utilize and train with and against effective and efficient strikes/punches/atemi.

Yet, if one pays attention to the angle of attack instead of the type of attack, it is easier to make an application.

On a few occasions, we have trained off a flow or series of strikes, by blending/blocking/evading a few strikes and then taking one into the technique. Worked well.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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