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Old 04-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #26
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Re: atemi at end of technique

Daniel Wilson wrote: View Post
After WW2 there was a general watering down of the martial arts in Japan as required by the occupying forces (US). I expect that this watering down is a reason for the lack of a "killing" atemi at the end of a throwing or locking technique in many styles.
No need to blame GHQ for that. Maybe they chose to take out the part of the kata that represents dropping a nuclear device on an already-downed enemy all by themselves.
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