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Old 03-03-2003, 08:39 AM   #13
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 334
Re: Katatedori simulates punch

Charles Bergman wrote:
Shioda Gozo Sensei says (I'm paraphrasing)that these attacks mirror the movement, timing and balance of a punching attack, but take the fear out for beginners.
Now, I can't say I could do much with Katatedori, but I was once (on request) forced to the floor through this attack. Bam, and I was down.

So I think it can be used as an attack, but only by somebody who knows very VERY well how the body works.

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