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Old 02-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #14
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Re: The Harmlessness of Humor

Rich Hobbs wrote: View Post

The longer speech also cuts unnecessarily into instruction and training time.

Training as if you have one chance at living or dying in each technique is approximately how I would interpret it. I've heard variations of the phrase from various instructors and see it as simply an exhortation to apply oneself to the training with commitment.
And that's all well and good, but I still don't think that and levity are mutually exclusive.

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