Regarding the use of atemi in finishing a technique -
I've been taught that if any use of strike is
nessesary - then it's the first thing coming,
finishing off with a strike is more a thing from the world of karate,
by the time tou have your opponent down,
you should be in control - ideally !
I train by the idea that your must NEVER
hurt uke, and I have never hurt anybody in a serious manner yet,I've been close and it's always been a matter of lacking attention.
Good hard training gets us close to what violence is like and I think it should be that way , I'd rather have a hard time on the mat and a good time in the bar than the other way around..
Have a nice unviolent day !!
yours - Chr.B.