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Old 03-04-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
Dieter Haffner
 
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Intimidating instructors

I was reading through the posts until I bumped into this:
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A worthwhile instructor of martial arts should be able to intimidate the majority of his students at will.
It immediately got me thinking.
When was the last time my instructor intimidated me?

Unfortunately I did not have to think to far in the past. Only yesterday he released his fury onto us all in his most subtle way. We weren't even on the mats, still changing cloths, when we knew what kind of practise he had in mind for us. We were all having a nice chat about putting on weight and trying to lose it (you know how it goes in the men's locker room). When he joined the conversation. With a big grin on his face he told us that, in order to eat healthy, he had just eaten about 700 grams (25 ounces) of leeks. The pleasant chatters of the locker room died off immediately. We all realised what horrible 90 minutes we were into. Luckily, he assured us that the horrors were for his co-workers the next day. My thoughts were with these men all day.

Thank you for letting me pen this down, it has been most therapeutic.

If anyone else had some bad experiences with intimidating instructors, feel free to share your memories.
We might even start a self-aid group to support each other.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Intimidating instructors

Leeks?!?!?!?!?!?


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Old 03-05-2009, 03:18 AM   #3
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Re: Intimidating instructors

A POUND-AND-A-HALF of LEEKS!!!
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:34 AM   #4
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Re: Intimidating instructors

Surely, if your instructor wanted to be really intimidating and extra cruel to his co-workers then Brussel Sprouts would be a better choice of ammunition than the humble Leek. Mind you anyone who can actually eat a pound and a half of any single vegetable in one sitting has to be treated with some level of caution/respect.

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Old 03-05-2009, 06:36 AM   #5
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Re: Intimidating instructors

Ahhhhh....I hate to top your story but an instructor of mine who had an eastern european heritage warned me in advance about having his favorite dish for dinner that night.....a big plate of steamed cabbage, smothered with baked beans and topped with sausage and pickled egg.....he laughed and said it would make you fart purple. I took the hint and stayed away. I heard from the survivors that it was a tragic horrible experience.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:50 AM   #6
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Ahhhhh....I hate to top your story but an instructor of mine who had an eastern european heritage warned me in advance about having his favorite dish for dinner that night.....a big plate of steamed cabbage, smothered with baked beans and topped with sausage and pickled egg.....he laughed and said it would make you fart purple. I took the hint and stayed away. I heard from the survivors that it was a tragic horrible experience.
Ah, a true martial fartist at work Cabbage for the deep connection to the centre and base notes, baked beans for focussed power, sausage for depth and to top it all off pickled egg for the killer blowing top notes. Deep bow and respect to the man

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Old 03-06-2009, 07:53 AM   #7
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mark, You are obviously a connoisseur of the olfactory martial arts.......
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:18 AM   #8
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mark, You are obviously a connoisseur of the olfactory martial arts.......
Many years of practice with an old Chinaman, a true master of these particular skills, you may have heard of him - Mr Pong

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Old 03-17-2009, 01:05 AM   #9
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this isnt much of a story but the other day i had my back turned and heard about 2 seconds of shuffling followed by 10 seconds of screaming lol. I turned around and my sensei had one of his senior students pinned and was applying a pressure point to the sinus area of the face lol. It was all good and play, but i can see a first time student walking in and then walking out after that lol
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