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08-07-2021, 02:38 PM
This may be an offensive question to some. It has been over a year since I did any kind of aikido weapons practice and I have been kind of going back a bit lately. I had this one guy teach me for years. Because of covid restrictions, we have been doing jo stuff outside. Last class, the same instructor reeked of alcohol. I can smell it when he spoke outdoors. I do not like to deal with alcoholics. Would anyone here feel ok with taking classes from a weapons instructor that smells of alcohol?

08-08-2021, 08:53 AM


08-18-2021, 05:07 AM
Every time you practice martial arts (with or without weapons) you put yourself in harms way and depend on your partner to keep you safe.

A partner who is under the influence of alcohol or any other substance is dangerous.

Amir Krause
08-19-2021, 11:15 AM
Smells of alcohol, or used alcohol before practice?

Just because of the time, be sure it's not that is he uses some alco-jel that has a strong smel, or some other reason for smelling of alcohol without being under the influence of alcohol.