Then there was the concept of "pulling in the attack" in order to "redirect" or "blend" with it or some such...
Then there was AiKiDo which "harmonizes" with the attacker by "yielding" into a position of adavantage...
gmattson wrote:a circle, when a person stands still, a "spiral" when moving forward and backward. It takes on infinite variations as a person modifies his movement in other directions and with other body positioning.
gmattson wrote:None of this has anything to do with how it can be used to destroy a person's weapons or the person.
gmattson wrote:I work with people who are more comfortable moving forward than in any other direction, so many of my basic drills involve getting my students comfortable with unfamiliar actions. Becoming comfortable with movements to the rear, side, angles and circular with those moves, doesn't in any way impede their ability to move forward or provide them with an incentive to move in one way or another when under a powerful, relentless and dangerous attack. (As the opposition arguments claim)
Very nicely put Rick, something that should always be figured in the equation.Often the “drive forward only” folk have tapped nicely into the predator mindset and attack with that intent.
No problem unless they are NOT attacking prey but another predator.
2Green-"It was not until Uechi training that I learned about moving inside the eye of the hurricane where things are calmer, and forget about yielding.
Go in and bite the belly of the porcupine"'
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