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Old 10-11-2004, 10:25 AM   #6
ruthmc
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Re: Poll: Is inducing physical pain in others necessary in getting better at aikido?

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Michael Stuempel wrote:
This is, I feel, especially true in people who have been training for maybe a year or two, they probably haven't developed the feedback sense to know how much pressure and/or pain they are inflicting. This is the reason 3rd/4th kyu's are so difficult to train with. They've got the strength and some technique, but usually not the sense of uke that's needed to judge how strong they are applying the technique.

With apologies to the 3rd/4th kyu's out there who this doesn't apply to...
In my experience it's not just 3rd/4th kyu students this applies to...

No apologies necessary!

Ruth
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