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Old 07-31-2005, 11:36 AM   #6
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Dojo: Aikido of Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Join Date: Dec 2004
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Re: Aikdio vs. someone using a boxing style?

Your first mistake is that you're trying to "take on" the boxer. Once you enter his sphere, you are beaten. You must get him to enter yours. It's very hard for Aikido technique to flow from conflict, so we are taught to first create harmony (blend), and there are many ways to accomplish that. In trying to blend with a boxer's quick jab, you're making it hard on yourself. Walk away from him. If he really wants to fight, he'll come after you. At this point, he's no longer boxing and he's likely to do something you're very accustomed to seeing in the dojo, such as a tackle or grab to stop you from leaving or to turn you around. At that point, HE is beaten.
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