ju muk maga kbs, kun dae ryeon, too gi, bak su, maek chigi/chagi, etc. all involve a partner kicking then punching. so i am lumping them together as a series for some discussion. i enjoy the 'x' block and mantis trap/parry, but i was wondering if anybody used any alternatives. from my two semesters in aikido long ago i have learned to use one arm to block high/mid punces and neck chops/hooks and either clockwise or counter-clockwise wrap. the problem comes with control afterwards; it just feels loose compared to the control gained with an 'x' block or mantis trap/parry. i would be lying though if i didn't feel a little exposed when an opponent is facing me and they have an extra limb to use... thoughts, ideas?