Thread: Sparring
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Old 01-29-2001, 12:43 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2000
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I agree. I have said before that I also train in TKD, and on occasion have attempted a more aikido type move than a TKD type move in that class. In one-step self-defense, kotegaishi, shihonage, and a couple of kokyunages work well. But in full sparring, the most effective I have found is iriminage. If you can slip inside their defense and catch them extended... well, the look of wide-eyed surprise as their feet come off the ground is quite satisfying.


It's a sad irony: In U's satori, he forgot every technique he ever knew; since then, generations of doka have spent their whole careers trying to remember.
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