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Old 04-12-2004, 03:21 AM   #8
Yann Golanski
 
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Atemi is useful but will end up as damaging uke if done in all earnest. What I like about Aikido from a self defense aspect is that I _can_ chose if when doing shihonage (say) I break uke's wrist, elbow and shoulder or if I can just lower uke to the ground harmlessly.

Remember folks, in the UK the judge decides what is "reasonable force" and if you are a martial artist you _will_ be the accused in the trial. Yes, even if you are attacked first.

The people who understand, understand prefectly.
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