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Old 05-30-2008, 12:58 AM   #7
Nafis Zahir
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Dojo: Bucks County Aikido
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 425
Re: Striking in your Aikido

I practice atemi for 3 reasons:

1) Atemi to distract or off balance

2) Atemi to expose and opening

3) Atemi as a useful strike

Whatever the case, atemi is a vital part of Aikido practice. It's too bad we don't see more of it being practiced today.

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