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Old 10-15-2004, 06:52 AM   #13
Roger C. Marks
Dojo: Tetsushinkan London
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 25
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Re: Poll: Is inducing physical pain in others necessary in getting better at aikido?

I believe pain is inevitable rather than necessary when studying aikido. I answered 'no' because theoretically it would be possible to get 'better' without experiencing pain but maybe not as 'better' as you would become by experiencing pain! But this is all hypothetical as I cannot conceive of any aikido paradigm not including pain.
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