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Old 04-23-2007, 07:34 PM   #10
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Re: Atemi waza: good or bad for Aikido?

IMHO, if you think of atemi has cutting (not just feints or hitting), and you treat all your movements as cuts (Aikido does have some roots in kenjutsu), many (if not most) of your movements (waza) will be greatly improved.

I guess that would be a vote for atemi-waza good.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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