Thread: New to Aikido
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:01 AM   #13
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Re: New to Aikido

Try blocking a sword with your arm and see what happens.

As mentioned up-thread, many aikido strikes are derived from weapons arts, and a hard block is generally *not* the correct response. (Although beginners do often train that way.) Rather than thinking "strike-block-grapple," try thinking "strike-connect to center-move."

But mostly, don't overanalyze. Just train.

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