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Old 09-16-2009, 12:05 PM   #71
Dojo: Yoseikan Budo
Location: Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 96
Re: My Experiences in Cross Training MMA with Aikido

Catching jabs out of the air? Stepping back? From what I recall, the last time I stepped back to avoid a jab, there was a straight right waiting for me. A jab is a setup punch. Primarily, it judges distance, blinds and creates openings by illiciting a response. Over reacting to one can be a very bad idea. Boxers (who deal with it most often and most effectiviely) sometimes deal with a jab by bobbing and weaving and slipping inside the stiff end of the punch.

Last edited by Stormcrow34 : 09-16-2009 at 12:18 PM.
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