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Old 03-31-2005, 10:28 AM   #17
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Punches

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If I went into most dojo's and did something like that in practice, I'd be ushered out the door
Actually, only if you did it at an inappropriate time. I've been in quite a few dojo that allow atemi, from no contact to fairly rigorous contact as long as its controlled enough to prevent large amounts of broken uke.

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with admonitions about "harmony", "Aikido is the dance of the souls", etc.
Aikido and Dance are not two words I have heard together in any of the dojo (yosh and otherwise) that I regularly visit...

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"Harmony" is the pigeon-Japanese word for "do it our way", all too often
I think you meant 'pidgen'... And all too often, you're correct...

Ron

Ron Tisdale
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