Thread: Rokkyo?
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Old 08-21-2000, 10:09 AM   #24
Dojo: aikishoshinkai
Location: wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 3
Re: Rokkyo/Yonkyo


I don't think we can single-out yonkyo as the only technique that doesn't always work.You could say that about just about every technique.Some people are double-jointed,so shihonage can become difficult to apply on them,for example.Aikido is the art of adapting.The main focus should be on control,not pain.Yonkyo will work on most people,if you are focusing on controlling them,and not just causing them pain.
If you center yourself right,they can't get up.Thus,pain is not nessesary.I think controlling the uke,is the most important aspect f aikido.Just learn good control,and when something like yonkyo doesn't work,you can adapt.
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