Re: Painless Techniques and Learning Aikido
I'm curious about when in the course of a technique pain would be expected and legitimate.
I came up with this list.
Nikyo, sankyo and other joint locks applied faster than the uke can deal with them.
Pins cranked on after uke is immobilized to produce pain or for some obscure reason.
Throws done with lots of added energy, beyond what uke supplied. The resulting splat might hurt or damage if uke isn't prepared for it or up to it.
Atemi that make hard contact.
I see something objectionable with all of the above situations. Is there some other reason to expect a technique to hurt?