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Old 07-01-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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Dojo: Shinbeikan
Location: Queens, NY
Join Date: Jun 2003
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The general idea is to not be there when the attack comes, however, there are moments when you must come inside to the opponent to throw them completely off center. You cannot always wait for the attack to come to you, sometimes you must go to it. At which point, why not do irimi nage? As for atemi, what is your objective? Are you applying it for the pain/shock effect or to knock out your opponent? Anyone else have perspective on this?

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