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Old 01-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #98
Aikeway
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Re: Atemi and Aikido

It seems Daito Ryu jujitsu relied much more heavily on atemi to vital spots to precede a throw (and also after the throw) than do most styles of aikido. I also understand that Daito Ryu jujitsu used pressure point manipulation of joints to a much higher degree than aikido. Perhaps Ueshiba Sensei considered that general knowledge of these parts of Daito Ryu jujitsi should be limited in much the same way that when karate was taken from Okinawa to mainland Japan for use by the general population, the pressure point emphasis should be severely reduced?
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