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Old 01-23-2003, 03:44 AM   #8
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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For many people yonkyo does not produce pain (their yonkyo nerve is protected by fat or is located slightly differently), therefore if it depended completely on pain it is ineffective. I think it is like saying, does kote-gaeshi, or a pin rely on pain - pain is a useful by product and can be cranked up if necessary, however usually it is a distraction from the main technique.

One of the great things about yonkyo is the lovely and clear sword cutting action.


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