Atemi and pressure points in Aikido video
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In Aikido curriculum, Atemi (striking technique) is used in order to distract the opponent and thus create an opening or a help for unbalancing the opponent. But an Atemi in of itself should not be performed only to cause a distraction; it should be performed with the intent to hit its intended target. One or more Atemi in the middle of a technique can also be done, but in an ideal situation it wouldn’t be necessary; as in such cases, nage should already be in full control of uke.