Thread: atemi or fall
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Old 05-11-2004, 02:15 PM   #4
Jordan Steele
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Re: atemi or fall

Neither on their own is very scary. Taking a few strikes is tolerable, ukemi is easy even if you are untrained if you just move, but put the two together and then you've got my attention. A well timed atemi rapidly followed by a throw is the most confusing experience I know. When attempting to grab onto nage, he/she thrusts a hand in my face and then before I can gather myself, nage applies a kotegaeshi or kokyunage, I have no chance.
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