Monday, August 14, 2006

That looks painful!

That looks painful!


Part of the idea behind any martial art is to get a true feeling of how a technique works, from start to finish. And there's no better way to do that than to be on the receiving end of it.

It certainly can be painful, especially when certain techniques have the potential of breaking bones. However, it also allows the student to appreciate just what kind of pain they'll be dishing out, and whether or not they really want to go that far.

But not all learning has to be through direct experience. As you can see from the grimaces of pain on the other students' faces, you can quite easily learn vicariously just how much something can hurt by watching your friend writhe in pain.

2 Comments:

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

Hi,

This is a great series! I especially like todays picture. The look on the faces of the students tells it all!

And you can see that the "master" knows exactly what he is doing. Calm & relaxed. Amazing!

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger micki said...

His expression is priceless! Good catch.

 

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