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Old 01-21-2013, 01:53 PM   #10
Mert Gambito
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Re: atemi at end of technique

Blair Presson wrote: View Post
I was told that including atemi (strike) at the conclusion of an aikido technique was generally viewed a improper traditionally during practice. I can understand why this might be the case coming from the philosophic basis of aikido in general.
Seemed O-Sensei seems to have been a fan of using atemi to finish Irimi Nage, if nothing else: Given that this video was made relatively late in his life, this would indicate that atemi wasn't relegated to Ueshiba's Daito-ryu or other pre-war teaching.

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