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Old 12-09-2003, 08:49 AM   #7
Dojo: Independent
Location: Maracaibo/Zulia
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 149
I agree somehow with Ted about the need for atemi on the different stages of aikido training..

On my limited experience i've noticed that those that fails to unbalance uke on their initial motions of evasion and centralization tend to really need atemi to create the necesary opening to put on a technique ( me )....

Hopefully years of training would develop a more finely tuned sense of timing and space (ie more sensibility) to know exactly where and when to move , making atemi somehow less relevant...

Hope i'm making some sense here..

Good luck on your training.

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