Thread: Yonkyo
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Old 08-17-2000, 10:38 AM   #3
Cas Long
Location: England
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 40


If you read my thread in Yonkyo in its whole form, I was not the one mentioning pain or bruises, but how the technique works from a physiological viewpoint, as the index finger does indeed manipulate the radial nerve- this is only one element of the technique. Please allow me to quote what else I said:

"However, although Yonkyo pressure is "easier" to perform on a more slender
arm,it is possible to perform it on a thicker arm if the movement involved in exposing the radial nerve is three-dimensional; therefore the hips play a greater part in the technique than the arms.

Strong, centralised hip movement should always overcome the strength in one arm,
especially when the Uke's balance is completely taken, & everything remains in the Nage's centre."

I think that with this view as a whole,
that I also cover your point.

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