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Old 08-18-2000, 03:25 PM   #40
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Erik,
Doesn't standing there and getting punched hurt? serious question. Some of the guys in my new dojo do that, i guess because they are used to folks not being sincere in their attacks...my first sensei was VERY strict on a sincere attack, and since punches are not my strong suit anyway, i find myself at the last moment trying to stop my tsuki as i realize it is making contact with my nage's solar plexus. even with me putting on the brakes (not much, as i have as much force as my 110 pounds can muster already committed), and allowing for the fact that i still 'hit like a girl' (or a guy who'se never punched someone before )---hard to remember all the steps of keeping things aligned correctly---i'm still amazed that that doesn't hurt.
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