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Old 08-31-2011, 01:02 AM   #7
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,237
Re: Using Ki. Ki-atsu.

Kiatsu certainly helped my aikido! My teacher was a serious softball player and injured his shoulder over thirty years ago while playing. His brother-in-law practiced aikido and introduced him to his teacher for kiatsu treatment. Apparently the treatment worked and Sensei has been studying and teaching aikido since that time. Absent kiatsu, our dojo wouldn't exist today and our teacher would probably be watching softball.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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