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Old 10-17-2002, 10:33 AM   #19
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 212
Paul, the problem comes in determining what is abuse. It is different for each person, so if you are not comfortable with behaviour in the dojo your best bet is not to join, not expect things to be changed for you as others do not find it abusive. Obviously if the sensei is using people as a punching bag or injuring them it is a different matter entirely. It is so hard sometimes to determine someone's intent which is often what makes something abusive some of the time but acceptable at other times. Even if an action wasn't intended to be abusive it may be percieved as such by the other person. Also 1000 people may feel abused by a physical correction where as another 1000 people just find it to be a helpful form of correction for themselves. It's all about perception.


I find the aquisition of knowledge to be relatively easy, it is the application that is so difficult.
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