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Old 03-27-2003, 06:51 AM   #4
Dojo: Seigi Dojo
Location: Jakarta
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 247
more attacks, to me means that aikido is losing its core. It's not aikido anymore, it will change aikido from martial art into a mere fighting art. I remember my sempai told me, in Aikido, we don't hit the opponent, but instead letting the earth hit him. maybe some will say that aikido effectiveness relies on atemi. This is absolutely right, of course, but please remember that atemi's goal is to distract your opponent's mind, not to damage or smash him.
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