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Old 10-16-2000, 10:15 PM   #28
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George S. Ledyard wrote:

I notice that only around 40% of the respondents think that atemi is over 50% of Aikido....
Atemi is 95% of Aikido. O Sensei said that.

Ever tried to apply Nikyo on someone who is incredibly strong? A quick Atemi to the floating ribs diverts their attention well enough for you do almost anything you want.

Almost.

My thoughts on the matter: atemis although not essential, are hugely useful.

Wes Harris
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