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Old 10-16-2004, 01:07 AM   #16
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: Poll: Is inducing physical pain in others necessary in getting better at aikido?

I say no, due completely to semantics. Ideal Aikido practice, in my opinion, is two people working together with full concent. As tori, I do not "induce" pain in my partner, together we create that pain. If my partner is not a willing participant in the creation of pain, discomfort, or whatever, then it is not aikido, in my opinion.

Charles Hill
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