Thread: Bending bones!
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:24 PM   #17
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Re: Bending bones!

Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
So when O Sensei did his famous grip of doom he was doing aikido wrong....
I think he was doing aikido very rightly, using kokyu rather than muscular strength (although he also had this too for much of his life).

Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
Anyway, imho, when training both partners have to consider the relative skill of each other. Gripping harder (or softer) than your partner can deal with is unproductive.
Definitely. I doubt Osensei gripped a child the same way he would grip an adult. I think he probably gave everyone what they needed to learn.