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Old 01-06-2006, 01:36 PM   #20
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Re: Fight or Quit: there is no choice

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John Boswell wrote:
Thanks for chiming in, Budd. I see what your saying on your post and I do see the benefit to that way of training.

I will split a hair, however, and say that I think the negative connotation derived from "quit" and "failure" can leave an impint on a student that takes them down the wrong path.
I can split another and argue that it's just as good to make sure that the student is aware of the consequence of their actions, both immediate and over the long haul, on and off the mat.

As you said, it's all a matter of perspective.

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John Boswell wrote:
Again... I truly understand what your saying, but if it were me, I think I'd find another way to say it and avoid the negatives of "quit" and "failure." Just an opinion and nothing personal is meant or intended.

All the best!
No offense taken. I think that there's positives and negatives about most everything that's worth doing -- and I'm for being up front about it.

Have an excellent weekend.

Budd
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