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Old 08-19-2012, 12:17 AM   #19
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Re: Uncommitted Attacks & "Competition-style" Attacks

Describing attacks as "committed" or "un-committed", "competition-like" or something else really does a disservice to what is really out there and what it really means. In a fight it just may not be to my advantage to completely commit my body to the attack just in case it fails - I want to be able to retreat or follow-up as the case permits. Same in competition. When someone says they want a wholly committed attack I really don't understand what is meant.

That said the answer to any of these questions is to go big. You want to control the wrist aim for the forearm. You want to control a punch go for the body. Trying to catch a punch not only risks a miss but leaves you open to the other hand, or foot or name your poison.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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