Thread: Value of atemi
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:00 PM   #36
Marc Abrams
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Re: Value of atemi

Dustin:

read George Sensei's article: http://www.aikiweb.com/columns/gledyard/2004_08.html

Atemi is a fundamental aspect of Aikido. Taking a person off balance is a necessity, not an option. Atemi achieves that, whether or not contact has been made. A balanced attacker is a bad beginning in which to execute a technique. A good fighter will not get off balance unless YOU take away the fighter's balance in some manner or form.

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