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Old 10-23-2017, 12:54 PM   #10
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,243
Re: Safety of wrist locks long term

Hi Edward,

As mentioned earlier, tap early ! But to carry that a little further, DON'T WAIT for pain, but tap when your partner has control. The line between pain and injury is pretty narrow so why go there ? Also, when some techniques are applied, don't resist, but move your body to lessen the possibility of pain. I'm thinking specifically of sankyo right now - if you stand your ground, your partner can apply tremendous pressure to your hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. If you move as he directs, the technique is far easier to live with. It's always valuable to know your partner too and to avoid someone who likes to hurt people. I have run into a couple of folks who have applied a pin and then ignored me when I tapped out and continued the pin. That has caused me to have conversations with them about their heritage, intelligence and future.

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