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Old 07-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #16
Dojo: Aikido of Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Ki Symbol Re: YouTube: Senshin Center New Video

David Valadez wrote: View Post
Very fluid and smooth-certainly what I strive for. As far as the attack goes, I was always told that the context was that the attacker was grabbing your wrist , bicep, whatever they could get their hands on so as to strike you with the other hand. In training it often works out that the Uke will telegraph his/her intention 4 feet away when realistically they probably wouldn't grab until they are right up on you and grab and punch in quick succession. That is why I thought that the quick, smooth, tight ura turn that you were demonstrating makes so much sense.
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