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Old 03-12-2004, 07:20 AM   #79
Kensai
Location: South West UK
Join Date: Jul 2002
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I personally think that Atemi in all its forms, not just hands but using the whole body, hips, shoulders, head, foot whatever really faciliate leading the Uke for a smooth and powerful conclusion.

From my rather limited experience, I find that striking Uke actually disturbs the power of the finish. If I had to put someone 'down' for real, I believe that they'd stay down from my shiho-nage rather than my atempt to be a Karateka.

Regards,

Chris

"Minimum Effort, Maximum Effciency."
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