They are all the same, provided they work. I see things very simplistic and not to often do I find someone to agree with me. LOL
Well, they are not the same thing. That atemi can aid in achieving the result (whatever that may be), or that it can make "it" (what "it" is) work, is not the same as saying atemi makes it work, and is therefore the same thing as XYZ. Coz it simply is not.