james luke wrote: We were never under any illusion that what we were practising was a fighting art primarily and not some effete eastern philosophy.
fujicolt wrote:YIP YIP - DID HE TEACH TAI CHI CHUAN - or was it his brother yip man ? (and i suspect that the PC brigade will tell me that post was 'inappropriate'
fujicolt wrote:Here's another -
Was teaching a class doing Kihon Ippon Kumite and they were NOT showing control on the counters. So i stopped the class and called the strongest and most experienced student out and said to the class 'You must use control even on full power - now watch!'
I called out the senior and strongest student (his control was usually immaculate!)
I told him to step back and make Gedan barrai and then attack full power Jodan OI-tsuki: whilst i just stood and accepted it. Just to demonstrate 'control'
As said - His control was normally immaculate BUT it had been a hard session and he slipped on sweat on the floor and smacked me full on in the face. My nose burst and blood splattered everywhere.
I staggered back and thought 'Oh Fudge!' but then turned to the class and said
'Now that is what you are all doing and it is wrong and i am sure you don't want to end up like this - so use control!'
they gasped the class continued and I had a sore face for weeks!
Tom O'Brien wrote:Steve,
I like how you turned that situation around. Quick thinking as to 'what not to do'. Great stuff. But I still look as beautiful as ever.
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