Thanks for the clarification Peter. I agree with the general fragility of second or even third, fourth, fifth hand accounts. And I accept that Clark's claim is tenuous at best.
With regards to any of the standard (or non-standard) Aikido waza, they can certainly be done with or without atemi - the definition of which I'm leaning to in the broader sense, of including but not limited to striking.
However, you're right... in the sense implied in this thread, it's probably irrelevant, and certainly wouldn't look impressive for a game character to be doing this sort of rubbish.
Last edited by eyrie : 07-28-2008 at 04:38 PM.