Thread: unbalanced?
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Old 03-15-2001, 10:33 PM   #14
Dojo: N/A
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 16
As Im sure you can tell by my low post number I am fairly new to Aikido. I have, on the other hand, had my fair share of boxing experience (as my bad elbow will atest to). The style that I have been learning is Ki-Aikido so I haven't been exposed to much use of atemi, at least by nage. With the sparing that I have done with my friends, mainly boxers and a few tkd, I have found that atemi only serve to disconnect me from uke. On the other hand, I have found that liberal use of a quick jab, of which I don't mind to say I have, forces uke to respect my ma-ai and dedicate their ki from a distance. I love it when they do that

"It is better to die on your feet
than to live a lifetime on your knees"
Emiliano Zapata
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