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Old 03-04-2005, 06:52 AM   #16
siwilson
Dojo: Kenshinkai Yoshinkan Aikido
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Re: Poll: How meaningful are other people's aikido rank to you?

Oops! Didn't put a smile in there did I! Reading back it does sound harsh! (That's the smile that should have been in that post - I ain't a monster!)

From how we prectice, we would never "batter" someone. We will apply the technique as hard as someone can take it though (and maybe a touch more to stretch them).

The breaking bones and knocking unconcious does happen though, and is known for some Shihan to require more than one Uke to complete a demonstration!

Last edited by siwilson : 03-04-2005 at 06:54 AM.

Osu!
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