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Old 02-17-2014, 10:19 AM   #207
Alex Megann
Dojo: Southampton Aikikai
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Re: does nikyo hurt?

One of the things I remember most vividly from seeing Yamaguchi Sensei back in the 1980s was the way he could do nikyo on you from katadori without using his hands. He did a little jiggle at the start, and then you felt completely under his control. There was no possibility of letting go, and your body was totally locked, even though the only physical connection between you and him was through the back of your hand tucked in the niche in his shoulder.

Alex
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