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Old 10-12-2004, 05:10 PM   #10
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Re: Poll: Is inducing physical pain in others necessary in getting better at aikido?

Mary Kuhner wrote:
As soon as you put two equal-rank novices together as partners, some pain's going to be given and received, and there's not much to do about it but try to treat uke compassionately. (And I'm getting more and more convinced that, because of individual variation in pain tolerance and injury vulnerability, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is not a good guide to the specifics.)
What about "do unto others so they can't get up to do unto you?"'s a good point. Partners have to somehow let each other know what they're feeling in terms of balance, pain and overall technique. Feedback is one of the best ways to get better and since uke's vary its important to get some sort of feedback from various ukes.

Last edited by maikerus : 10-12-2004 at 05:18 PM.

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