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Old 01-24-2003, 10:03 AM   #7
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
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I don't think pain works too well in real situations as people ofetn have very high levels of adrenaline or are willing to put up with the pain if it means they can maintain their hold on a weapon. I'm not sure if the meridian it works on is important in a multiple pressure point attack (for a knockout for example).

I think soto yonkyo is a very good form since it really does get that sword cutting and body motion behind it. Raised elbows often weaken an opponent, and yonkyo is a good illustration of this.

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