Thread: Atemi and Irimi
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:05 AM   #14
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Atemi and Irimi

Well, I am nobody, but I will add to the pie and boldly say:

"I think irimi and atemi are a very important part of the core of Aikido."

No one told me, I just picked up on it after years of training. They are very important to me and if someone says otherwise it matters to me not a micron.

But it would be nice to hear that Ueshiba himself said it was so. Did he say so?