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Old 10-03-2004, 03:05 AM   #2
Clayton Drescher
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Dojo: Beach Cities Aikido
Location: Long Beach, CA
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 72
Re: Poll: Is enduring physical pain necessary in getting better at aikido?

Just warmup stretching causes a little bit of pain. You gain confidence once you know what pain might be coming with a technique and then knowing you can overcome it. You give a more committed attack knowing that you can take whatever the person dishes out.

P.S.---this applies to all techniques except nikyo ura and sankyo.....those just hurt for no good reason ;-)
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