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11-30-2009, 03:14 PM
Posted 2009-11-30 15:13:31 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-body-blog/200911/psychology-self-care-aikido-tool-reflection

This blog entitled "Psychology of Self Care: Aikido as a tool for reflection" (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-body-blog/200911/psychology-self-care-aikido-tool-reflection) provides us with Susan Harrow's thoughts on how aikido provides her with a way for self-reflection.

From the article: "One Nage (the thrower or attacker) in particular is rough and strong. A few weeks ago he cracked every bone in my hand doing Nikyo. [...] Of course my first instinct is to resist when he pulls me too hard, but I know intellectually that I can be hurt more easily, but my body tries to protect me."

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Janet Rosen
11-30-2009, 04:34 PM
Just read the whole thing.
Criminy. My take after the second time would be "Look since you cannot slow down and stop cranking me and stepping on me, I will not train with you." and bow out and find another partner. His need to learn these things does not require that I sacrifice my well being.