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Brush-off applied to atemi

Sensei Strange asked for some footage of what I was talking about the other day RE: pushes being two-directional things.
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Here is a short film of two of my students putting a little different spin on the Tomikiryu atemiwaza. I suggest that your first idea should be evade and disengage (or refuse to engage) rather than evade then smash the guy. Here, they are trying to stay light enough on their feet that if uke will let them push away, they do that. Otherwise, the atemiwaza techniques work mostly along classical lines.
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You'll see shomenate, aigamaeate, and gyakugamaeate played with this idea. Actually, all aikido techniques can be played in this paradigm (first try to separate and if uke won't let you, then he falls into one of the techniques). At the end of the film you'll see a couple of shihonage as an example.
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