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Old 11-17-2009, 03:17 AM   #5
philipsmith
Dojo: Ren Shin Kan
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Re: Does Atemi have to work

I agree with both Jason and David.

Ukeme is not only to distract and/or unbalnce uke but also to establish a connection between tori and uke and can be considered as the first stage of ukeme

How uke responds to atemi may well determine the eventual shape of the technique; or even which technique is applied..
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