Thread: Atemi
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:59 PM   #182
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Re: Atemi

David Valadez wrote: View Post
"Perhaps Sempai does it a bit different but I did not get the idea that he was standing there in the line of attack. I understood everything Stefan was trying to show."

Well, if I am "sempai" here, I've been wrong before. But, if I'm understanding the strikes and their targets correctly, with them being located on the attacker's centerline, and they all being targeted with Stefan's right arm, his (Stefan's) body is on the same line as the attacker's body. If this is not accurate, I sure would like to see the same striking combination in a video where the camera is positioned behind Stefan. That would assist me greatly in getting things right.

No worries..Actually David I was referring to Stefan as Sempai since he has been practicing Nishio Aikido much longer than I have.

William Hazen
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