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Old 03-02-2006, 08:07 AM   #101
Alec Corper
 
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Re: pre-emptive strikes

OK,

What do we do with this.
The Doshu's latest book, page 47, Atemi, defined as, and I quote, "pre-emptive strike".
Nishio Sensei's book lists a variety of atemi that naturally go at the beginning of a technique.
The essence of Aikido is irimi, not tenkan.

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