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Old 04-26-2013, 07:51 AM   #26
Keith Larman
Dojo: AIA, Los Angeles, CA
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Join Date: Apr 2005
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Re: does nikyo hurt?

To add to the chorus...

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
"Nikkyo should not hurt" is different than "pain is not the goal of nikkyo".

With nikyo my goal is generally a structural control. Like most things we do. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes I might even want it to hurt to emphasize a point (Peter R's inner sadist). It just depends on a larger context that is itself rather resistant to absolute and simplistic discussion on-line (and I don't mean that to sound dismissive, simply that it "ain't so simple"). Shrug.

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