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Old 07-24-2008, 03:38 PM   #74
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Re: Atemi

Nishio Sensei wrote:
Throwing and pinning with the feeling of atemi

Aikido is forty percent throwing and sixty percent pinning. You have to have a solid understanding of all the techniques. Further, in all of the techniques there is atemi. However, because many instructors these days only know aikido, their explanations of atemi tend to be mostly verbal and there is something missing. In the aikido I learned (and that I now teach), we do throws and pins with the rhythm and feeling of atemi.
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Inocencio Maramba, MD, MSc
Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui
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