Thread: pressure points
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Old 11-28-2000, 04:22 PM   #6
Location: Los Angeles
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 59
There was mention previously of a "heart-stopping" pressure point available in an
aikido technique. Suffice to say that there may be such a technique, but the
paradox is, if one employs this, then there are no longer practicing aikido at all,
but then something horribly else. I am always reminded that the heart of aikido is
to blend with the uke's movements and help them complete their actions whilst
maintaining control in a respectful manner. In short, a killing technique would be
an abomination to the art, and both fruitless and ignorant. If aikido is employed
with a serious and thoughtful mind, any situation can be diffused and no injury or
death should occur at all.

-When two blades cross points,
There's no need to withdraw.
The master swordsman
Is like the lotus blooming in the fire.
Such a person has inside of them
A heaven soaring spirit.
- Tozan Ryokan
4th verse on the 5 ranks
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