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Old 10-04-2005, 04:10 PM   #48
Darren
Location: London
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Re: atemi is 90% of Aikido

I think that this whole topic comes back to the question , does Aikido work on the street, I beleive and know without any atemi or distraction that the moves we learn within Aikido would not work! I know that as restraining moves they're good but when you are being confronted by somebody I beleive to use Aikido you require good atemi to give yourself time, if nothing else .
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