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Old 02-19-2006, 11:53 AM   #126
Edwin Neal
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Re: Getting High On The Mat!

thats just what i'm getting at Lan, if someone who for instance has ADD is practicing how do you tell if they are impaired or not... have taken their medicine or not... are 'controlled and responsible' or not... I have practiced with people who would not be considered impaired in any sense, yet were not controlled and responsible and did cause injuries... and i have worked out with people who took plenty of 'drugs' for a variety of conditions, yet they were in my opinion much safer... it is all very good to want to be safe in practice, but how is that measured/achieved? I place safety first, thats the Navy motto and i stick to it, but isn't it at least possible that one can be unsafe while not under the influence and vice versa? and if so how does one make these kind of judgements fairly/realistically?

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Old 02-19-2006, 03:33 PM   #127
Lan Powers
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Re: Getting High On The Mat!

Tough question....there are no hard-and-fast answers. Each faces the same question alone, I think.
My thought is that if you have a choice, I.E. taking drugs and being in that case impaired as opposed to a person who "can't help it".
Which is responsilble? Who is acting in good faith? Who is "trying" and who is not?......
Your intentions. That is the crux of the matter.
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Old 02-19-2006, 04:37 PM   #128
Edwin Neal
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i agree with your sentiments Lan, but i am looking for how say a person teaching or leading a class would make these kind of calls...

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Old 02-19-2006, 10:48 PM   #129
Lan Powers
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Re: Getting High On The Mat!

What, now I am an authority?
I am only able to picture a person leading a class seeing obvious behaviour...all the signs of drug use are pretty blatant in most cases. The users who don't show it as much are of course less of a outright danger on the face of it, but are still being irresponsible to their partners and (hopefully) friends in the dojo.
If a person has a physical issue ...you mentioned ADD then the teacher should be told up front. They will see it pretty soon anyway if it is bad enough to warrent concern.
Once again, a grey area....
My first thought is that if you can't see the problem, it isn't enough of a problem to matter. But that belies the issues of responsibility that each student on the mat should address for themselves FIRST.
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:59 PM   #130
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thanks for your thoughts Lan, i still feel a little iffy on this one... my experience is that it is not pretty blatant, not usually obvious at all... and what if i think a student with ADD or some condition that required medication is okay to practice, but others don't? it still all seems rather unclear...

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