Wednesday, February 21, 2007

the Incident...

Please read the previous post for back story. I'll be the first to admit I occasionally horse around in the dojo. If waki-gatame is being demonstrated on me, after the 2nd time I might try to Gedan-ate my way out of it. I only try these things on Pat since he's 5th degree and I know that he's expecting it and I never go for anything serious. It's a bad habit I have and Pat usually makes me pay for that Gedan-ate attempt by introducing me to the floor or setting waki-gatame as an armbar. That being said, I was working with Patrick, who by the way has a really interesting feel during honasu number 5 with the turning under the arm since he doesn't counterbalance, on a chain in Nijusan. Patrick tends to get over-zealous from time to time and he made a move during the exercises to put me into tenkai-kote geishi but jumped into it. Since we were moving slow and he dove into this full force it caught me off guard and he didn't let go of my wrist so I dove backwards into the mat to save my wrist from being broken. I got up and told him to take it slow and cool off and he tried it again so I moved with him at normal speed and reversed the hold and broke away from him. He was giggling and saying "good stuff man, good stuff" and it occurred to me he didn't realize the severity of what just happened. He leaves his phone on during class, he's come before with his Gi reeking of smoke (thought not for a while) and it's never addressed. I only come down once in a while so I don't really mind anymore, but I used to when I was there. I was just wondering if anyone else has any advice on how to deal with the student that doesn't seem to listen....other than bringing it to the attention of the Sensei. Sensei Pat has the patience of a Saint, unfortunately I haven't developed that yet.

4 comments:

uchi deshi said...

Sometimes you have to just be direct and tell them they're fucking up - or else that there are other expectations. You might just have to have a private heart to heart.

Sometimes you can go to a senior student rather than the sensei. If there's a problem, and it has to be addressed, and can't be done any other way, it may be necessary to go to the sensei - especially when safety is involved

Anonymous said...

John, If you have a problem with me just say so. Instead you act like a big pussy. I think you're jealous because I'm better then you!

Patrick said...

I feel like I must apoligize for my last post. I hope if you or anyone in our dojo has a problem with me they simply come to me with it and see if we can't work it out. If that doesn't work talk to Pat. I have been in this dojo for a long time now. Close to ten years I guess. I have earned a Sho dan form Mike in Isshinryu karate and a San kyu from Pat since then. I have been teaching the Isshinryu with and without Mike For about three yrs. So as you can see I'm not new to a martial arts dojo and dojo ediquite. not to mention I have studied other styles in other places. I have never in 18 yrs of martial arts have never had anyone have a problem with me. I like you and hope we can work out any problems we have. E-mail me back @ rurollin22003@aol.com and let me know what your issues are. Peace Patrick

Patrick Parker said...

Bravo, Patrick. That sounds like a more productive direction to take. Hope to see both you and John at class again soon...