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Old 07-02-2003, 10:31 AM   #8
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Dojo: Shinbeikan
Location: Queens, NY
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 10
Adrian, it's not so complicated when you really look at it. When I say "not being there" I'm talking about being on the outside of your opponent as opposed to being face-to-face with him/her.

As for the attack being stressed, my Sensei showed us once that you can only exert force in one direction, therefore, redirect it. And when it comes to atemi, one of its purposes is exactly that... to stun or distract.

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