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Old 10-02-2002, 06:59 PM   #13
Dojo: Multnomah Aikikai
Location: Portland, Oregon
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 39
Good thoughts kevin. No doubt if I was to actually hit him with atemi he would move. A quick open palm strike would keep him on his toes.

When I said, "does not respond to atemi," I was basically saying, he doesn't consider the "friendly" atemi we practice like it is actually going to hit him, which of course, it doesn't.

Your right, words are what he needs to hear. I will try to emphasisize those strikes, and tell him, nicely, that I could be breaking his head like a melon.

Thanks for the thoughts.


  • Like a rotten log half burried in the ground.
  • My Life which has not flowered.
  • Comes to this sad end.
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