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Old 10-05-2004, 07:17 AM   #19
Dojo: Aikido Center of South Texas
Location: Houston,Tx
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 151
Re: Poll: Is enduring physical pain necessary in getting better at aikido?

I think there is a difference between pain and injury.

Pain leads to compliance. Injury leads to the kinds of maladays that are explained above. You need to know the difference in the pain of a pin vs hurting because of an injury.

What hooked me on aikido was that first nikyo. Whew, what pain and no injury!!!! I just had to learn how to do that. After a while I learned the difference between making it hurt and learning about control. Now, I focus more on control than making it hurt. But pain is what makes believers out of people that think its a dance.
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