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Old 01-09-2013, 10:14 PM   #91
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Atemi and Aikido

Asim Hanif wrote: View Post
Our practice of aikido is very much rooted in boxing as well as weapons. Although most of our members do not train specifically in striking, we do try to be mindful of opportunities to strike as well as be struck. That said, it is more important in our training to be aware of the body mechanics involved in boxing, weapons work, and aikido.
How is it that your practice of aikido is "rooted" in boxing? Beyond mechanics, how do you reconcile the two arts?

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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