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Old 08-17-2004, 07:57 PM   #11
L. Camejo
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Re: Telegraphing Techniques

Hi Dario,

I've never seen Gedan Ate executed exactly the way it is anywhere else but Shodokan. Though it is possible that it does exist somewhere else in Aikido, though I am not sure of the name in Aikikai or anywhere else. The closest thing I've seen to it is that tech where Tori dives at the feet of uke and blocks his leading leg with his body before Uke's attack lands, causing him to roll, but this is not exactly the same thing as Gedan Ate.

If anyone knows if there is an Aikikai equivalent, please let us know.

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