Sean Orchard (deepsoup) wrote:
Its both, it can be quite soft and 'blendy', or it can be very 'strikey' indeed.
If someone is swinging a baseball bat or some such motion and you simply drop into them with shomen ate at their full backswing then they will feel like they hit a wall (depending on their level of committment). However, you can also do shomen ate very "easily" that can end in more of a "side topple" onto the attacking side. It all depends on how aggressive the attack is and how you feel about dealing with it.