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Old 03-10-2008, 03:02 AM   #6
CitoMaramba
 
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Re: Aikido is useless without atemi...

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Nishio Sensei wrote:
"I regard atemi as the soul of Japanese martial arts. Atemi temporarily neutralize the opponent's fighting ability and allow him to correct his attitude and return to his previous condition."
http://www.aikidojournal.com/article.php?articleID=647
Quote:
Nishio Sensei wrote:
In our practice of the throws and pins of empty-handed techniques the important principles of tsukuri (preparatory action for attack) and kuzushi (balance-breaking) almost always involve atemi. I use atemi techniques and breathing (kokyu) in tsukuri and kuzushi.
http://www.aikidojournal.com/article?articleID=397

Inocencio Maramba, MD, MSc
Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui
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