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Old 04-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #31
Chris Li
 
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Re: atemi at end of technique

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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.
That's really a misconception and a myth - martial arts was taken out of the school curriculum for a time, but there was no general prohibition on training.

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Chris

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