PRODUCING ACUTE PAIN BY MEANS OF A STRIKE AS A RELEVANT PREREQUISITE FOR A SUCCESSFUL REALIZATION OF THE LEVER TECHNIQUE IN REAL AIKIDO
Srđan Milosavljević, Dragan Matavulj, Predrag Lazarević
Research was carried out on a sample of real aikido male practitioners aged 35 ( 5 years), who were training three times a week. The criteria for choosing the respondents, along with the age structure and gender, was knowledge of real aikido techniques as well. In that sense, it was decided that the respondents would be the practitioners who had trained real aikido for at least 3, and at most 4 years. The aim of the research was to determine the significance of carrying out the strike directly prior to the lever technique, as a relevant prerequisite for using this technique against the attacker. The subject of research are real aikido skills, which consist of a combining of particular techniques. In pairs, the respondents carried out the lever technique upon the shoulder and hand joints by arranged sparring, as a response to a knife attack. After this, the respondents, prior to the realization of the mentioned lever techniques, inflicted a strike to the attacker which had the aim of temporarily “focusing the attention” of the attacker on the exact body part where the strike was inflicted, which resulted in a weaker resistance of the muscles which carry out a movement in the joint on which the lever technique was carried out. The obtained results justified the presumption that lever techniques will be more successfully carried out if the attacker is inflicted a strike directly prior to their realization.
Keywords: lever, strike, real aikido, acute pain
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