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Old 09-15-2011, 03:11 PM   #22
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
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Re: Using Ki. Ki-atsu.

My favorite was when Imaizumi Sensei decided to address the calcium deposits in my right elbow. I Had not been able to straighten out that elbow for a good number of years. I was up as uke in front of the class for what I thought was an ude-katame. When he came down on my elbow, it was like I was struck by lightening! When my body re-wired itself and I stood up again, I noticed that my elbow felt different and moved freely with full range of motion. He was just looking at me and smiled. After class, I asked him what he did. He said that he thought that my elbow could use some ki-atsu and he gave a slight chuckle. I thanked him and asked him if he would be so kind as to give me some kind of warning before he short-circuited me again!

Marc Abrams
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