|A keisaku in action|
Karate, at least the majority of the stuff you see today, seems to be pursued by thin-skinned tough guys; folk who get angry when they find something they don't agree with or can't understand. People who need their hands held and have to be told how to train, how to think, and what everything means.....like kindergarten kids! But don't mention that to them whatever you do...or they write emails and call you nasty names and threaten all kinds of retribution....from the other side of the planet!
To clarify the meaning of my email reply to the dumb question, it was a 'slap'; and a good slap is what every serious karateka should be getting from time to time. If you have never been on the receiving end of one, then I'm sorry your teacher isn't interested in you enough to teach you properly; perhaps they were never slapped, and so never learnt much about karate beyond how to kick and punch. When you look at the caliber of the average karate instructor these days, that shouldn't come as a big surprise.
|"Are you still here?"|
Of course, if you've never been slapped you have no right at all to slap others...oh no! This level of training is not for the coward. The sound of one hand slapping should be as familiar to you as it becomes to the people you teach......