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Old 02-21-2004, 11:38 PM   #9
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,233
The events you describe are simply too dangerous to continue with. IF the senior instructor was present and supervised the class, then run from that dojo quickly. If it was a senior student supervising, it would be worthwhile to speak to the Sensei.

Your safety is the responsibility of your Sensei, your seniors, your partners and yourself. We did a similar class last night to help prepare one of our yudansha for his nidan test. A brand new student started and participated in the class. When it came time for him to take falls, nage would stop and assist him in taking a safe forward roll from a kneeling position. There is no excuse for a situation as you described it! You would be safer learning to disarm bombs or something.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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