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Old 01-29-2003, 10:27 PM   #12
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Dojo: Midwest Center For Movement & Aikido Bukou Dojos
Location: Hudson, WI
Join Date: Jul 2000
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I agree with your premise on "realistic technique" ...but I also realize that these techniques (such as tenchinage) would never have made it into our repertoire unless they had "realistic" application.

Ryotedori Tenchinage may be a stylistic way of learning tenchinage...but, Tenchinage is a very versatile and very powerful technique in realistic situations if you look at the upper hand being atemi and the lower hand either striking, blocking or, disarming.

If you ask any of my students, most of the time they never touch me before I perform tenchinage on them.

Mike Ellefson
Midwest Center
For Movement &
Aikido Bukou
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