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Old 10-07-2005, 12:24 PM   #153
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Re: atemi is 90% of Aikido

Chris:

Pressure point is a term often used in the literature interchangeably with vital point, acupuncture point, nerve point, etc.

Not everything has to be hit hard by the way. I have "buzzed" students with light force quite by accident. A lot has to do with the set up points and sequence. Deep nerve locations does make it very difficult on some people and I would never rely on striking them as the only way of setting things up-if they are on drugs they may feel nothing.
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