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Old 01-15-2013, 09:52 AM   #101
torres.aikido
 
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Re: Atemi and Aikido

I believe atemi has an important role in Aikido. For the most part it's not necessary but good atemi can surely loosen someone up enough to be able to gain control in difficult circumstances. And on the street it can be very useful in self defense situations.
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