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Old 12-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #18
Susan Dalton
Dojo: Greensboro Kodokan
Location: Greensboro
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Re: Like an Unsheathed Sword

Love this discussion! My friend and I have this conversation quite often. All martial arts practiced in a"friendly" setting have built in assumptions. Those assumptions must exist so we can get up and go to work the next day. Yes, someone can break my nose with an atemi and maybe she would in a "real" situation, but on the mat we play nice. Personally, I believe that it is my responsibility, as my power increases, for my sensitivity to uke to increase as well. I would rather err on the too nice side rather than the "I am so sorry I snapped your arm with my nikyo" side.
Susan
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