Re: Pain and control in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu
I used to take aikijitsu. I can't really say for sure (since I don't know what you are watching), but my dojo used a lot of pressure points (a couple of my teachers fav's was one by the elbow and one near the kidney). It takes very little effort, but it hurts a lot when it is done to you. If you are doing a elbow lock and a pressure point (in preperation to throw for instance) it wasn't uncommon for uke to make a face and raise up on their tippy toes. My sensei used to do this over and over to demonstrate how effective it could be (I say could because some people aren't as sensitive to pressure points- whether muscle hides it or they have a tolerance to it)
Hope that helps...