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#1 User is offline   greco 

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:45 PM

one thing i have noticed within the kata is that there is not alot of blocks, mainly alot of parrie's. just wondered anyones elses thoughts upon this. because in alot of traditional ju jitsu there is alot of emphasis upon blocks.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:59 PM

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View Postgreco, on Apr 3 2008, 07:45 AM, said:

one thing i have noticed within the kata is that there is not alot of blocks, mainly alot of parrie's. just wondered anyones elses thoughts upon this. because in alot of traditional ju jitsu there is alot of emphasis upon blocks.

thanks


When you "block", you are stopping the strike, and thus stopping the force. So, in order to throw, you no longer have the force of that strike to add to that of the throw. When you "parry", you are diverting the force, but not stopping it. Therefore, the force of the strike is available to use towards the next technique. Even more often, that slight change in the direction of the force throws off the balance of the striker much more than a block, so it makes the striker and easier target for the next technique.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:30 PM

View Postgreco, on Apr 3 2008, 09:45 PM, said:

one thing i have noticed within the kata is that there is not alot of blocks, mainly alot of parrie's. just wondered anyones elses thoughts upon this. because in alot of traditional ju jitsu there is alot of emphasis upon blocks.

thanks


I'm not sure that's what I see - in many koryu jujutsu in Japan, you see everything but the kitchen sink - but mostly deflections, or jamming a strike before it begins. Reference furiage in goshin jutsu, when tori moves in to block the upswung jo before the downswing builds any force.

Not so much a force on force blocks at the optimal distance, like Taekwondo, some karate styles, although, sure, if required.


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Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:33 PM

Blocking doesn't work if your opponent is heavy so it is much more effective and generic to use redirection or 'parry'ing. It is also more correct in terms of Judo.
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