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Re: Tolerance

Poster: James Morrow <Achbar@worldnet.att.net>

Mitake A. Holloman wrote:
> Poster: "Mitake A. Holloman" <mitake@coos.dartmouth.edu>
> >
> > Poster: alairia@juno.com (L. Z. Morgan)
> >
> >
> > I qualifed to fight in the East, in the early 1980's.  I enjoyed fighting
> > enormously and showed great promise.  I won the Branswatch Golden Sword
> > as most promising novice  my first time out (before I even authorized)
> > and I was squired before I had been authorized two months.
> >
> > I moved to Atlantia in 1984 and promptly quit fighting.  It seemed to me
> > that winning was everyhting down here, new people were welcome only if
> > they had an "in" with a certain famous fighter I shan't name, and most
> > of all and most relevant, they hit too bleeding hard!  Gone was the idea
> I have had an opposite experience. I learned to fight in Windmaster's Hill.
> As a learned to fight, I was taught not only how to throw a blow but how
> to control it, how to use my body to generate force, how to know when a
> blow thrown against me was good and how to work with my fellow fighters.
> I never feared for my safety because I was able to trust my opponents to
> throw blows cleanly and effeciently.
> I don't disagree that our calibration might be too high. But I think that
> there are many things about the way we train our fighters that should be
> commended. I'm not sure that I am willing to replace hard blows with
> sloppy ones.

  Well said My Lady

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