Popular! Historical photo with Morihei Ueshiba and Gozo Shioda: “Atemi and pressure point attacks that make your technique work!” by Stanley Pranin

In this photo, you see Morihei Ueshiba inside his Kobukan Dojo executing a technique with Gozo Shioda as his uke. In this obviously posed photo against a fan attack from shomenuchi, Morihei has entered to Shioda’s flank, executing atemi to the latter’s ribs, and attacked a pressure point under uke’s elbow. This movement is a classic defense against a knife attack…

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