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Old 07-06-2017, 05:03 PM   #8
robin_jet_alt
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Re: Aikido against strong people...

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Sean Jefferies wrote: View Post
I was wondering if any of you have experienced trying an aikido move on a strong person and having it not work?
Yes. I kept training and got better. Then it worked.

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Do aikido moves always work, or only with certain people if you catch the off guard?
Aikido moves only work with certain people if you have poor aikido. This shouldn't be the case if you have good aikido. However, it is exceptionally difficult to get a technique to work on someone that is focussed more on foiling your technique than attacking.

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Sean Jefferies wrote: View Post
Also what would you do then, apply more force, change to another move or something else completely?
Assuming you are talking about the person that is focussed on foiling your technique, I usually hit them in the head. The don't like it much, but oh well...

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Sean Jefferies wrote: View Post
Just curious, as I've had varying results with different moves, which could entirely be down to me not executing the move correctly.
How long have you been training? If the answer is less than 10 years, I wouldn't stress about it. These things take time.
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