Thread: atemi
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:58 PM   #9
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
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Re: atemi

Just an opinion, but I think that many differences of opinion about atemi are actually due to different definitions of the term. In Japanese, to a regular person, the word "atemi" has a very general connotation. I think that many Japanese teachers have strong opinions about how to use strikes with techniques, and this opinion becomes the definition for non Japanese speaking students.

Charles Hill
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