james bennington (mantis) wrote:
I look at pain the same way as I do atemi.
Unnecessary, but nice to know.
However, I also have a student who is sort of sado-masochistic
and pain does not work on him so well.
This is another reason why I don't belive that one should rely on a single thing like atemi or other pain compliance alone to make things effective. There are those folks who are "hardened" against such things.
Even kuzushi is not an escape by itself, one of my shorter, female students has an uncanny sense of balance. When we do tanto randorigeiko and she resists, nothing but perfect timing works.
This is why I think it's good to train all the aspects of effective technique.