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Old 10-17-2002, 11:46 AM   #22
DanielR
Location: New York
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 157
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Kat,

For the most part, I agree with you that one can always leave a dojo that doesn't feel right. However, I think we can agree that in the modern Western society face slapping is an offensive act for the majority of people. A person using this act as a teaching aid in such a society should be (and most probably is) aware that this will most likely make the slapped student feel humiliated and abused. Therefore, such person knowingly commits a humiliating and abusive act, which is not a very nice thing to do, regardless of whether this person has a right to do so or not.

Daniel
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