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Old 03-31-2002, 05:06 AM   #14
Dojo: Pärnu Aikidoclub Singitai
Location: Pärnu, Estonia
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 322
Evil Eyes

Evil !

I think it's sometimes good when senseis are "sadistic" - you will really REMEMBER your mistakes when they are pointed out not only by words but with a nice atemi.

I have been walked through the class with sankyo or some jujitsu nikkyo thingie. Also been choked from the rear when my control was not right being punched when I had a hole in my defence and of course there's always the "please try to stand up" thing (while your hand is still in yonkyo, nikkyo etc) And when being a lame uke (not stiff and "real" enough to throw i have also encountered some atemi-based throws or controls instead of throws.

And this is good! Of course he does NEVER cause an injury this way. Just sometimes leaves you hurting a little

There is somewhere a thin line about that subject and when your sensei stands on the "good side" of that line... but really close to the line. Probably it'll help you learn the most.

Estonian Aikikai
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