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Old 04-14-2002, 04:30 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 915
The words are 'never rely on them' not 'never use them'. My yonkyo does not 'rely' on pressure points, because I know that anyone who is relying on a pressure point to make yonkyo work on me will fail. I fall if you take my balance, but can laugh in your face all day if you are messing around with my nerve. So we are taught where some are, but I've never been taught a technique that "relies" on the pressure point, and would question the wisdom of doing any technique BASED on a pressure point. They all work without them, and pressure points are way too unreliable to count on them. So my yonkyo focuses on taking uke's balance. If in doing so pressure is placed on a nerve that encourages him to move, fine. If not, I don't care.
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