Edwin Neal wrote:
i'm sorry johan but i've never had a nikkyo that didn't hurt... to me that is a defining factor... not a smokescreen... truly there are endless variation to ikkyo and nikkyo, but nikkyo always hurts...
Well, nikyu hurts most of the times - more or less. What I ment was that it can be a nikyu even when there is no pain. Perhaps a person isn't sensitive for pain or there is such good unbalancing of the opponant that you don't have to make the technique hurt for it to work. If you base your techniques on pain you won't be able to do your stuff when you face an opponant that doesn't react to pain. But pain of course helps in doing some techniques.