Originally posted by Peter Goldsbury
Our Shodokan friend Peter Rehse said somewhere that irimi-nage was an atemi technique. I think he is right, but would you say the same for kotegaeshi?
Staying clear of this one for a bit. Very interesting premise. I will only say that Tomiki classed techniques into basic groups based on their dominant feature but I would think it incorrect to say that it was their only feature. I think that kotegaishi without kuzushi is very difficult to accomplish - but you don't need to apply atemi to effect that.