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Old 02-25-2004, 02:56 PM   #47
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". . routinely hit people with multiple pressure point strikes in such a way as to cause knockouts before throwing thier ukes". That might, however, explain why some of O'Sensei's ukes claimed to see "lights" when he touched them. He may have lit them up with a pressure point. I would be surprised if O'Sensei delivered atemi without a purposeful intent given his martial arts background-especially given the aikikai defines atemi (see Best Aikido) as strikes to vital points (aka pressure points, nerve points, etc.).
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