Thread: Wrist Exercises
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:38 PM   #25
Location: Miami, FL
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 453
Re: Wrist Exercises

Something I should have known at the time, but learned the hard way when this girl at my gym went out for a smoothie with me. She was mildly curious about Aikido, so I told her we do stuff like this. I took her wrist gently and slowly performed kotegaeshi, waiting for her to just barely start to feel it and react. She yelped a loud "Ow! Why'd you do that?" I felt horrible. Then I consciously realized that there's not much pain gradient with kotegaeshi - that it's almost an off-on switch.

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