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Old 02-21-2004, 11:48 AM   #26
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: Systema and Atemi

George S. Ledyard wrote:
....sometimes you have a partner who initially wants to be a tough guy and he ignores the threat of the atemi (he demonstrated on one of his students with an atemi that didn't make contact; the student didn't flinch....he gave the student a real whack...). After the student had taken a real hit or two, when Vlad went to deliver an atemi the students whole body responded even though Vlad hadn't made contact.
How do you suppose that would go over at a seminar with an unknown partner?

(Sorry. I love the point, it's one I make myself, but there's just this little devil sitting up on my to my good ear...)

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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