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Old 11-30-2012, 10:03 AM   #26
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Re: Can't find yonkyo

Well, I'm convinced that I have a big fat yonkyo target painted on my back (or my forearms, whatever). Yonkyo works on me like whoa. And there may be a pressure point involved, but there's more than that, because I always get a nasty bruise.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #27
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So, we're chicks doing a martial art, we bruise from yonkyo, ikkyo, getting looked at funny, and we are sometimes kinda quiet and evasive about being badassed blackbelt ninjacutie budo babes.

Am I the only one who has had the talking to from my doc at the annual look under the hood? "You know, Krystal, if something isn't going well at home, you can tell me...."

Took me a couple years and inviting my doc to a belt test before she really believed I wasn't getting the crap beat out of me by some bubba at home.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #28
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Re: Can't find yonkyo

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Well, I'm convinced that I have a big fat yonkyo target painted on my back (or my forearms, whatever). Yonkyo works on me like whoa. And there may be a pressure point involved, but there's more than that, because I always get a nasty bruise.
have you thought of duct taping your wrists?

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #29
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...Am I the only one who has had the talking to from my doc at the annual look under the hood? "You know, Krystal, if something isn't going well at home, you can tell me...."

Took me a couple years and inviting my doc to a belt test before she really believed I wasn't getting the crap beat out of me by some bubba at home.
Hahahaha I made the mistake of wearing short sleeves to work one day after a good nite of aikido. I sat back in my chair and put my hands behind my head to relax and my coworker looked at the bruises and said , 'dude, if you were 12, I'd be callin the DCFS right now...'

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #30
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Re: Can't find yonkyo

When I first started training in aikido I was also, among other things, doing some staff training of the nurses' aides working at home hospice. Had to do their annual class on recognizing and reporting senior abuse. Came in with PERFECT constellation of forearm bruises that day :-)
Actually I rarely bruise from anything in the dojo anymore and when I do the arnica gel works wonders.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #31
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have you thought of duct taping your wrists?
Haha, funny guy...

Duct tape is a good emergency preventive for blisters. For bruises, not so much.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:27 AM   #32
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I've always found that people misunderstand the pressure necessary for this technique and are prone to crushing the arm. This bunches up the muscle and gets it in your way. For beginners I have them start by clasping their own forearms, palm to palm. Slide the hands down until the heels of the hands touch, now you are in the right spot. With a partner, have beginners start at sankyo then then relax the wrist so that the palm faces them. Grip the lower part of the arm, just above the wrist with the pinkie and ring fingers, then pivot off that point and apply pressure with the ridge hand/first knuckle of the index finger. A great excercise for this is to have people practice on their steering wheel. Grip with the pinkie and press with the ridge hand. To demonstrate the lack of crushing, I also will apply this technique by making a ring of left and right index fingers and thumbs with the uke's wrist in the middle, and applying yonkyo by rotating the ring without any grasping. It is true that the pain compliance portion of this technique does not work on everyone, but boy does it work on those it works on! I also really enjoy this techniqe applied to the inside of the shin/ankle.

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