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Old 06-25-2014, 12:14 PM   #64
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Re: Introduction + The missing Atemi

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Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
So I see the OP's focus on inflicting damage as somewhat missing the point of atemi in the aikido context.
Katherine
My point is precisely what was noted on the post just above yours, "Separating the absence of striking knowledge from the abstinence of striking is important, too."

We don't have to dwell in a fragmental either/or mental place, where it is either ethereal, circular, graceful movements or damage, destruction, incapacitation.
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