Think About It

corby's picture

Where else does someone show up for their first martial work out and get to actually fight? Has anyone been to a dojo where the new students get to spar their first night? Or box?

There's nowhere else I know of outside of Fight Club where anyone thinks it is a good idea for two people who have never met before to start whacking at each other after 15 minutes of discussion, mostly about borrowing enough gear that fits. Sure, that newbie is a friend of the chatelaine's roommate, but does that mean you the instructor knows him well enough to be certain he won't freak out the first time he swings a sword? And if that new fighter isn't the sort of physical specimen that could actually hurt someone even if they did freak out, are you sure that being whacked in the head won't send them into a panic? Even with waivers signed, why take the chance?