hazardous to your health
I think the reason that most people who practice aikido aren't so familiar with shomen-ate is because it's seldom done in contemporary aikido. I think the reason for this is that it can sometimes cause serious neck injuries.
Some forms of jujitsu still teach this technique.
P.S. Visitors to this Web site should be aware that not all of the posters are practicing aikido.
Last edited by mike lee : 08-29-2002 at 10:42 AM.