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Old 12-31-2006, 01:52 PM   #25
Kevin Wilbanks
Location: Seattle/Southern Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 788
Re: What's in a yonkyo?

I guess my view hasn't changed much in the intervening time. Getting the nerve when they are still nearly upright and you haven't cut them down yet just isn't going to happen more than one time in thousands if you are training at speed and with a live uke. If you want to find it once you've got their face on the ground, I suppose it's plausible enough, but at that point, you can also stomp on their head, jump on their back, crank away and destroy their shoulder and/or elbow, etc... Like most formal Aikido pins, it seems elegant and clever, but difficult to fully apply unless the person is stunned and labile, and probably not the end of the situation if the person really wants to get up.

Last edited by Kevin Wilbanks : 12-31-2006 at 01:54 PM.
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