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Old 08-13-2007, 08:11 PM   #56
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
Re: my sensei "video clip"

Yes, feeling is important but when someone's head bounces off the mat and they don't get up right away and nage has to check them how can you say they were not injured or at least dazed. Minor insults to the brain are cumulative and generally with long term consequences. Ask some professional quarterbacks who bounce off the ground with helmets on. If one chooses to take such a strong technique that is their perogative. It would be interesting to see how clearly they think 10 or 20 years later. Minor concussions can cause long term headaches. Brain cells do not regenerate. Hey, if it's your thing, its your brain. Free will and all that. I'm not being critical of his technique just the amount of power being used. The follow through point is very close to the ground for nage giving uke little time to do anything other than hit the mat hard.
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