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Old 12-16-2005, 01:09 PM   #29
Qatana
 
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Re: Physical contact vs. "no-touch" policy

[quote=Jon Readingso I freely turn prospects away if I feel they are a threat; specifically children/teens and sensitive women, but sometimes men too. I find that men cause difficulty mostly when are too violent though, which falls on the assault side of things. .[/QUOTE]

Remind me never to try to train here. Most people find me threatening.
As a ballet dancer I had to Very Quickly adapt to my partners' hands going places they are "not supposed to". I also had to learn to Very Quickly say "DON"T LET GO!!!!"
I'd rather they got a handfull than dropping me like a sack of onions.
And if there is a No-touching-the -chest policy anywhere, how do yu do nikyo or iriminage?

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