Charles Hill wrote:
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.
I love this. What a great way to say it.
I can't wait to use this on my students next time they are writhing in pain as they splat to the mat. Maybe I'll use it as an excuse to grow the pain together to new and higher heights!
I kid! I kid!
Jeez...it was just a joke.
Seriously, it is a good way to say that training is mutual and that we need to expect it in our training (no matter what the poll results say).