blocks blocking punches in kata
Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:45 PM
Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:59 PM
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
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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