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Old 04-23-2002, 03:04 AM   #4
Location: Bangkok
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 803
I agree with the above, except that Suwari Kokyu Ho (this is how we call it over here) like all Aikido techniques does have a martial application. It depends on your level of profiency. My sensei, 7th dan, never actually pins you with his hands which stay at about 20cm above uke. You can try to kick him or turn over as much as you can. The only way out of it is to get a more painful pin or lock, so you would rather opt to stay in the first position. Of course, I am not able to efficientlty pin uke using this technique but I still have a long way to go.
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