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Old 06-05-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
Daniel Coutts-Smith
Dojo: Saku Shin Kan Aikikai
Location: Newcastle
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
Australia
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Yonkyo is unbearable

Hey fellow Aikidoka,

Every time i take Ukemi for Yonkyo the pain is unbearable... most techniques you can relax and feel the pain and tap before its too much, but Yonkyo the pain is so sudden and sharp that i clench up and can barely tap.

I have heard that it should be used almost as an atemi, i can see how it would be effective as such.

Anyway my questions are:
Do you think i will begin to build up a tolerance to it?
Was it this bad for everyone when they first started to take ukemi for it, or am i just very susceptible?

Arigato Goziamasu in advance,
Daniel.
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