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Old 12-18-2008, 10:30 PM   #26
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Re: How do you react to pain in class?

I find doing a break-fall from shiho nage usually startles my partner enough to leave space for a brief discussion on safety... and its good practice should I be out of position when Sensei is demonstrating.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:06 AM   #27
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Re: How do you react to pain in class?

Pain is a great teacher, just not many wanna attend his class.

If you're hungry, keep moving.
If you're tired, keep moving.
If you value you're life, keep moving.

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:01 AM   #28
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Re: How do you react to pain in class?

An enthusiastic "yup to all above.

Sometimes when asked, "Oh, I hope I didn't hurt you!" My response is a cheerful, "No if that happens I'll yell real loud, trust me."

I know it's important to train smart, and not exacerbate a real injury, but usually my mantra is, "I'll hurt when I get home." If I can keep going, I do.

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:05 PM   #29
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Re: How do you react to pain in class?

I've noticed students in my class apologizing when they do the technique properly.

I've started a new rule. If your partner does not need a ride to the emergency room, then you better not be apologizing.

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Old 12-21-2008, 06:43 AM   #30
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Re: How do you react to pain in class?

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I've noticed students in my class apologizing when they do the technique properly.

I've started a new rule. If your partner does not need a ride to the emergency room, then you better not be apologizing.
So if they can drive themselves to the emergency room it's okay... jeez, you all are rough!

I am not an expert
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:35 PM   #31
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So if they can drive themselves to the emergency room it's okay... jeez, you all are rough!
Obviously we don't want anyone to get hurt. But the motto is working and the students are starting to realize that they can be a lot rougher then they previously imagined. The techniques are starting to come together now the way they are suppose to.

But it is possible to get out of hand. A few days ago in bjj practice our coach stopped the class to remind us that sparing does not mean 'dominate your partner over and over for 5 minutes'. At first I thought he was just talking to the white belts, but then I realized I had been laying it on kinda thick on a kid half my size. It made me feel like a jerk.

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Old 12-21-2008, 04:13 PM   #32
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Obviously we don't want anyone to get hurt. But the motto is working and the students are starting to realize that they can be a lot rougher then they previously imagined. The techniques are starting to come together now the way they are suppose to.
I know what you mean - sometimes doing a technique, having all that force and momentum coming at me really makes it click! And then it works so much better even when we're practising more slowly later, since I know what it feels like harder. If only they would invent disposable uke! (Just kidding - I'd feel weird beating up a robot, too, I guess...)

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Old 01-28-2009, 02:48 PM   #33
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Re: How do you react to pain in class?

"I am the pain"

Seriously though, you can train yourself to be more flexible and "absorb" more pain in some techniques. Try doing nikyo ura very slowly and going to the point where you can't endure it any more. Repeat. You will stretch the tendons so that it becomes harder to get a good nikyo on you.
A tip from Arai Sensei.

Warning: Do not bend, fold or otherwise abuse... until we get to the dojo..


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Old 01-29-2009, 12:21 PM   #34
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Re: How do you react to pain in class?

im usually numb in class maybe its adrenaline but usally after class im really sore so i take the o'sensei approch HOTT BATH
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:56 PM   #35
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Re: How do you react to pain in class?

The trick in this game is that some martial traditions that build the spirit also tend to destroy the body.

It's a fine line between mind over matter and 8 weeks on the couch.
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