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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?