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KaitlinCostello's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-20-2003 01:23 PM
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In General Pain sweat and tears Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New 02-27-2003 10:11 PM
I've gone from the Uke who isn't physical enough to the Uke from HELL..

Ugh.. We'll call him .. Dave, Dave is too rough on beginners , tossing people like me around. The audible grinding of my wrists and the tears in my eyes weren't enough to convey he was being too bloody rough on me. I sat out the entire Jo section because of the pain in my right wrist and shoulder-- that and I don't trust him not to strike me with the Jo. I'm terrified to work with him and angry that someone could be so blatently rough. I'm not out to start a fight or to be the better practitioner at all. I just want to learn in an enviroment when I won't have to worry about being carelessly hurt.

I expressed my concerns to Sensei, and he basically told me that I was not the first person to get a little roughed up. He said I needed to be more direct, and with this I agree( the the grinding and popping of my wrists should have been enough for him to stop applying pressure). Next practice I'm going to talk to him and Sensei-- however at this point I refuse to work the jo. He moves too fast for a beginner like me, which is not fair for either of us…

Enough ranting for one evening…

I've got to nurse my shoulder and wrist and set up an appointment to see my physical therapist/ specialist.. I believe my shoulder is a little more then bruised. Cross your fingers for me okay?
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#1 02-28-2003 08:12 AM
Ron Tisdale Says:
Hello Kaitlin, I suggest that you follow your instructors advice. Be very firm where your limits are concerning your body. Perhaps I haven't read your entries closely enough...but it sounds as if you may have some pre-existing conditions? You should practise accordingly. Too much injury, and you stop training. Personally, I'd rather see you train at a "lower level", than not at all. When faced with bullies, sit out rather than get hurt. Oh, and you may want to "sanitize" your journal...naming people in public often leads to misunderstandings and bitterness. Just leave out the names and I think you'll be alright. Stick out the training...you'll find with time you learn how to train without too much pain every class. There will always be some, though... Ron Tisdale

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