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Old 04-27-2007, 03:57 PM   #53
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Re: Atemi waza: good or bad for Aikido?

Ron Tisdale wrote: View Post
Interesting conversation guys...and I'm impressed that it is civil as well. I'll be very interested if any consensus is reached.
I am appreciating the civility as well. :-)

On the theoretical side, I like Larry's approach, but on the practical side, Chris seems a lot closer to what I see as possible. At least for me anyway...
I really do know what you are saying. At the same time, I am aware of a growing movement in Aikido that holds to these notions - or some of them - people like Chuck Clark, Ross Robertson, and a few others from the Aikido list come to mind. We may each have our own take on it, and our own ways of doing things, but at some level, at least, we're on a similar page....


Larry Novick
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ACE Aikido
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