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Old 05-14-2001, 12:20 PM   #5
willy_lee
Dojo: City Aikido
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Join Date: Dec 2000
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(a) vs. (d)

I have read that (a) was originally taught in Okinawan karate to beginners so that they wouldn't hurt each other too much, whereas (d) was taught to the more advanced students as a
more effective strike.

Wish I could provide corroboration, but am at work.
=wl
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