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Old 04-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #35
Aikeway
Join Date: Dec 2012
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Re: atemi at end of technique

I just had a look at Kawaishi's book "My Method of Judo" which was written in 1955. In the forward to the book, he explains how many of the dangerous techniques have been taken out of Japanese judo recently, but that in his method of judo which he was teaching in Europe, he has maintained those techniques as he thought it more appropriate for Europeans to learn a style of judo that still had those "dangerous" techniques.

I tend to believe that rather than any formal declaration that martial arts must take out the martial aspect of their arts, that there was always an underlying threat that unless they do so, the martial art would be banned.
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