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Old 03-17-2008, 07:17 AM   #72
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Aikido is useless without atemi...

Nice post Erick.

I also feel that you have to be careful about what you use when from other arts. It's easy to ad hoc toss in a strike or two...but to maintain the proper body mechanics and have power in the right place at the right time for each of the sucsessive strikes takes more work. And to use it in a fashion that does not interupt your waza takes more work yet. And to be able to do it in practice with a non compliant uke takes even more work. And to not injure your uke at the same time...yup, you guessed it...more work...

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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