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Old 07-14-2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: Painless Techniques and Learning Aikido

Buck in a nice little piece of synchronicity just two minutes ago in that yonkyo thread I wrote

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On the pain point real aikido doesn't hurt. It's not supposed to. It only hurts if you are doing it wrong. The joint techniques in aikido are control techniques which are only painful if the uke doesn't want to follow and tries to escape.

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