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Old 06-04-2006, 08:34 PM   #13
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Re: Ikkyo from the guard

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Hmmmm.... didn't someone say somewhere that Aikido was 70% striking...?
Atemi is often understood as more than simply striking, but rather the ability to strike which is felt by uke. If uke doesn't pay attention to the atemi, unless nage is damned good, he will get popped a good one.

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