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Old 11-08-2013, 08:09 AM   #38
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Re: How to deal with aggressive, non-compliant attackers? And discussion on atemi.

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Logan Light wrote: View Post
IAlso, on a different note, how essential do you think atemi is in a street fight? Especially with this kind of aggressive attack. Would you use it merely as a distraction, a set-up, or a fight ender alone?
I have often said that I look forward to the day that my first startle response is Aikido.

As it is, "hit first, hit hard, hit often" seems to be my first response.

Guess I have more work to do.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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