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Old 06-08-2003, 09:41 PM   #9
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
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I voted "always" since Sensei will often (ok, ocasionally) drop his block, or parry to check if you are striking with intent.

btw, an atemi will vary with speed and power to fit the technique as performed.

Actually it is more difficult to do the technique properly from a "false" attack/atemi, than if it is done with intent.

Just try to control the "damage factor" of landing if they don't move off line.

Lan

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