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Old 07-20-2004, 10:18 AM   #5
Lyle Laizure
 
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Re: atemi

Atemi should flow with the technique you are performing so as not to stop your momentum. How hard you choose to strike is a decision you have to make for the given situation you are engaged. You don't want to use excessive force but at the same time you have to be sure that the atemi is effective.

Generally speaking I use an open handed strike but there are times close handed (fist) strikes are more appropriate and more effective.

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