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Old 10-04-2005, 02:33 PM   #46
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Re: atemi is 90% of Aikido

Hey Ron,
No I don't, I came up with the idea, and like most of my ideas they came from training, and thinking, and not as much historical reading. I find it's really hard to read O-sensei, because I don't read Japanese, I believe most of the translations of his writings are filled with others opinion, so it's hard to from my own opinions of what he truly said.

Like anything else, this translation (Aikido is 90% atemi) could be way off base from what he said. However it is commonly repeated, and slightly enigmatic, so I have spent some time pondering it.

-Chris Hein
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