Re: Playing around with Atemi
OK so the consensus is that care must be taken.
Here's what you do. Buy some head protection, boxing gloves and a mouth guard. Decide between the two of you what you will and will not do. Start slowly and don't rush adding things in.
In the beginning concentrate on getting out of the way while still maintaining control. Boxing gloves aside you'll find joint locks difficult to pull off in any case. This kind of pressure training with resistance is very good and can be found elsewhere. Get used to the same kind of pressure in a boxing gym and the opportunity to use Aikido moves will present themselves.