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Old 04-24-2007, 12:53 PM   #20
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,302
Re: Atemi waza: good or bad for Aikido?

I frankly don't see how Aikido exists in absence of atemi. I strongly recommend that people read George Sensei's column on Atemi:

Chris makes a very good point that many people use an atemi as an attempt to compensate for the failure to unbalance the person (which an atemi is an indispensable component of).

marc abrams
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