Thread: Pain in aikido?
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:12 PM   #11
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: Pain in aikido?

Pain is a tool in the tool box. In the right situation it works well. I don't rely on it too much, but sometimes it is just the right thing to evoke a response from your opponent to make an opening or set something up.

Usually you should be in the more dominate position to use this to your advantage though.
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