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Old 10-02-2005, 08:56 PM   #7
Qatana
 
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Re: Article: Symbols, Metaphors, Change by "The Mirror"

I'm not sure I've ever felt 'attacked" in the dojo. Not physically anyway. And not at all in my home dojo, there are too few of us. An "attack" to me is more of an invitation to participate with this Person,a message in which the content and context is delivered int he form of waza, of the interchange between Nage/uke/uke/nage., in some way that we will both end up not having lost anything, including our dignity. If one can be dignified when rolling on the mat laughing!
The only time I ever felt attacked on the mat it was verbal, not physical.

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