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Old 12-20-2009, 10:57 AM   #71
Jon Marshall
Dojo: Bath Aikido Society
Location: Bath
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 38
United Kingdom
Re: Flinch Response in Aikido

And another thought... the 5th bokken suburi, or any similar cut where raising the sword serves to deflect an attack, could be performed as a (conditioned) flinch reaction. Sudden in-breath, then technique.

Naturally, one would rather be calm and always ahead of the game, like our beloved O-Sensei, but maybe there are already lots of aikido movements that would work as a flinch-response. Something for me to experiment with.

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