Thread: unbalanced?
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Old 03-15-2001, 06:24 AM   #9
mike brown
Dojo: Denver Buddhist Temple
Location: Denver, CO.
Join Date: Mar 2001
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I like atemi; to me it's kind of like kiai-it softens up the really hard cases for my waza.

I'm not sure why O-sensei did it so much; from everything I've read and heard he was temendously powerful and well-balanced even in his eighties. It doesn't seem like he' need atemi to complete his technique. I do because I'm kind of a wimp, in all honesty.

Did O-sensei ever explain why he used atemi?

Mike Brown
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