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Old 10-02-2002, 08:13 AM   #2
Dojo: Avon Kempo & Aikido Academy
Location: Avon, CT
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 32
It is my belief that as Uke we need to experience some degree of discomfort when working a technique to fully appreciate its' effect. If you don't take your practice to that level you aren't giving yourself the chance to grow and completely understand how a lock or throw works when you execute it.

I approach Aikido as a martial art and expect some degree of pain and discomfort in my training, I think this physiological feedback is beneficial and helps me grow as an Aikidoka. A little pain is good in a controlled environment.

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