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Old 08-27-2002, 06:12 AM   #15
Bruce Baker
Dojo: LBI Aikikai/LBI ,NJ
Location: Barnegaat, NJ
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 893
If you are not damaging the muscles or tendons but properly depressing the pressure points on the wrists, there will never be any marks ... pressure points don't leave marks or bruises.

I hate to be a stickler for grasping techniques, but you should be able to firmly control without a death grip ... just like shifting position on your jo without losing grip or control of that piece of wood.

It is comparitively the same for grasps in Aikido ... or so said in concensus of nearly every instructor who practices with jo, bokken, and translates practice into hand to hand.

Restaint is not always accomplished by brute strength.
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