Thread: Value of atemi
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
Janet Rosen
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Re: Value of atemi

My understanding of one use of atemi is as a distraction, not as a balance-taker per se--for instance, if I am aiming to enter to partner's blind space behind him, I might aim a strike at the face, with the intention not actually punch the guy out (unless he doesn't move...) but to cause a momentary flinch during which I do the blending.

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