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Old 04-11-2004, 10:25 PM   #7
Dojo: Federación Mexicana de Aikido
Location: Mexico City
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 188
Of course, atemi is not the only way. If you are grabbed in a katatetori you can extend thru the arm and in the direction of uke and this will cause kuzushi, or you can extend sideways in combination with an irimi step, or you can do sototenkan, the possibilities are many. But in the case of new students I´ve observed that the concept of atemi for balance breaking purposes (not as an attack) works better in the beginning, before trying to grasp more complex body movements. Larry,I look forward to see examples of the the techniques you mentioned above.
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