Re: Sanchin Checks on a Woman-an anecdote with a moral
Date: 29 Aug 1998
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A note of caution for you ladies who hang with the guys for the after-workout-workout...
After my greenbelt (or was it brown belt?) test, we all went out to celebrate as usual. There was this one particular sempai of mine with whom I was slightly competitive, and he was a real smart a__ with his tricks and games that generally ticked a few people off and most especially ME. Well, when you are celebrating it's hard to remain antagonistic, and after a couple of drinks he and I were engaged in some of the most friendly conversation we had ever had! In a rare moment of purest comraderie, I confessed to him that I thought that the sanchin checks I received were not as hard as they could be given that I was a woman. STUPID STUPID STUPID!!! The next time he had the occasion to check me I think I felt his knuckle prints on the inside of my spine. When he was hitting from the front of course! Now before you gasp and condemn him for the cad that he really is let me tell you that I lived with no adverse affects, and I really did learn an important lesson! This was some years ago and he doesn't even work out any more, and now I am HIS senior and I can't WAIT for him to come back to the dojo - kind of like the "quitting karate" post on Sensei Bill's forum: he'll be back someday and I'm sure we will have some fun!
Just a story, for what it's worth.
Last changed: September 08, 1998
[This message has been edited by Anthony (edited 09-22-98).]