Friday, October 02, 2009

Name that atemi!

Photo courtesy of Bobster855
Cool old photo of WWII era marines training an aikido atemi as a defense against a bayonet thrust.  Question for my aiki-geek buddies: is this particular atemi technique shomenate, aigamaeate, or gyakugamaeate?  It has elements of each, but is also missing elements of each.  Very similar to some of the Sankata jodori techniques.  Also notice the sneaky footstomp kuzushi - one of my favorite tricks!
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