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Old 03-02-2004, 04:49 PM   #53
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
DMV. I would disagree with the statement that strikes cannot set up a lock-by hitting a pressure point you can release a resistant joint via pain compliance making the lock easier to put on. It is hard for the brain to provide resistance when it is dealing with pain. For example, kotegaeshi is easier to apply with pressure on Lung 10 (median nerve)-hurts like hell (even causes the shoulder to drop making the kotegaeshi easier to apply. Triple Warmer 3 can also be used to release the wrist as well. Obviously, the lock is an opportunistic move and proper positioning, etc., must be present. IMHO.
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