Thread: atemi
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Old 07-20-2004, 04:01 AM   #1
Dojo: Burhan Felek Sport Center-Istanbul
Location: Istanbul
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 110

Hi all;
atemi is said to be very important for our techniques; to break the balance. I realised that, while we are training, for example in yokomen uchi shiho nage, we just softly touch the ukes face and continue the technique.
what I want to ask, in a real application, is there a specific point to do atemi in aikido; like striking the nose, eyes, chin etc ? or just hit anywhere and continue ?
I applied once to 2-3 classes of boxing. They were punching in the mid of the face; breaks the nose of the opponent. Personaly I think this is more than breaking the balance , just be curious about your opinion...
have a nice and sunny day
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