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Old 10-01-2005, 03:43 PM   #8
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
Re: atemi is 90% of Aikido

"aikido is 90% atemi" doesn't have as much to do with nage as it dose with uke, that is to say it's not nage making the "strike" it's uke.

Sorry, Chris. I've got to agree with George on this one. In my article in Black Belt Magazine, June 2005 I address this issue from the aikido literature. I read everything I could find on atemi in the aikido literature. No where in the literature does it refer to the uke but takes the viewpoint that nage is delivering the atemi, or at least strongly infers it.
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