now that i have gotten your attention, what do you guys think of sensei using objects to correct your training.
in cuong nhu my sensei would wack you with a long rattan stick to correct stances and punches. this was when i was 9yrs old. this was back in the mid 70s.
in kenkojuku my sensei taught me a lesson about not tightening my stomach when taking me a blow. he punched me after 3 classes till i got that lesson. plus when our head instructor would come up from miami if you were not pushing yourself hard enough he would punish black belts by making you doing 100 situps while having your legs straight. i was 18 at the time.
in shorin ryu my sensei would use a shinai to wack us on the arms and legs to correct our stances and also hold a canvas makiwara and shove it into our fists as we punched. i was 20 at the time.
my experience is that not all schools do this, the jka shotokan does not do this nor did the shotokan school in las vegas use these methods. now i am not permanately scarred from these lessons. going airborne infantry was much tougher.
just wanted to get a idea if anyone of you experienced this kind of training and if you think its bad for you besides now a days getting sued. everyone likes to sue in the states
i do not teach this way but who knows maybe it made me a better ma and maybe i like pain a little bit.