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Old 03-15-2008, 03:32 AM   #68
Dojo: Unity Aikido
Location: Hobart
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11
Re: Aikido is useless without atemi...

Xu Wenfung wrote: View Post

3) I love how the Shodokan people manage to incorporate atemi-waza safely into their Ran-dori practice. Learn from them.
Tomiki Sensei adapted the shodokan atemi waza directly from Daito Ryu Aiki Ju Jutsu these techiques i have no doubt Shioda Sensei would of been familiar with being a pre war student of O'Sensei like Tomiki Sensei. While practicing them in Randori or Kata the goal is to break balance and then throw the whole body. When taking self defence into account they provide a great foundation for exploring the use of fist and elbow etc. against targets such as the nose, throat, temple, ribs and solar plexus etc.
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