Why ATEMI ? Why use this in AIKIDO ?
Well, If u have been training in AIKIDO
for Years I think it's very clear why.
Regardless of What STYLE or AFFILIATION,
Regardless of Who ur Sensei is or Who's ur Sensei's Sensei.The fact is that it's very clear that without ATEMI in a real situation any Art that falls in the GRAPPLING DEPARTMENT in which i think AIKIDO included cannot rely on the TECHNIQUES alone.
SO WHY ATEMI?
1.TO CLOSE IN THE GAP
2.TO DISTRACT UR OPPONENT
3.TO PROPERLY EXECUTE UR TECHNIQUE
(ESPECIALLY IF HIS TWICE UR SIZE)
4.TO AVOID BEING COUNTERED BY THE OPPONENT
5.TO AVOID BEING ATTACKED W/ 2 OR MORE
OPPONENTS SIMULTANEOUSLY,SO TO KEEP THE OTHER AT BAY
ATEMI- A STRIKE OR A BLOW PRIOR TO A TECHNIQUE
I hope it will help enlighten the readers especially the one's who r new to MARTIAL ARTS or AIKIDO.
IN THE SPIRIT OF AIKIDO
MUSUBI DOJO, PHIL.-Instructor
TIMEX DOJO, PHIL.-Head Instructor