Thread: Value of atemi
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:06 PM   #12
Keith_k
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Re: Value of atemi

Striking, like any technique applied to self defense, is a tool. Like any tool, it works well for certain applications and poorly for other applications. I feel that it is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

Proper striking is every bit as nuanced as any joint lock or throw. It often takes a great degree of training to execute truly effective strikes.
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