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Old 09-29-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
Pauliina Lievonen
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Re: intensity/violence

Paula Lydon wrote:
~~I've come across this feeling often over the years where intensity during training is interpreted as aggression/violence or just plain makes partner nervous or feel threatened, even when the utmost control is being used and the intensity is just the level of focused concentration being maintained. Any thoughts on this?~~
My view would be that it depends on what the training relationship is of the two people. If one training partner is getting nervous and uncomfortable, there needs to be a lot of trust between the two to continue at that intensity. If there isn't an agreement that it's ok to keep pushing, then to do so would in a sense be a violation, IMO. Make sense?

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