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- Aug 4, 2001
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- Land of the Free
Originally posted by Johnathan Napalm
What are you, nuts? That is a high school, for crying out loud. Not kumite. We live in a law abiding society. When high schoolers fight, they get disciplined. The incident should be reported and the school officials should deal with it. What is all this thing about honor and name stuff? It is insane! The kid broke school regulations and the matter is to be handled as such. You people are making a drama out of it. Have we forgotten that there are standard procedures to deal with such daily incidents?
re nuts - yup.
re the rest of your post - You are mostly right...rules were broken, rules should be enforced. Unfortunately, today, at least in the US, the risk of a little confrontation is not a week off and a black eye, its a pinewood box and permanent dirt nap.
So, where rules are broken, discipline. I believe the point we were making wasn't that he hadn't broken rules, but that by reacting differently he might have avoided it becoming physical in the first place.
Personally, I have no problem with fighting, or dying for that matter...but please, let both be over something that really counts, not some braindead dipshit whose career prospects are limited to being the 'bottom' in prison because he has delusions of evolving and warped fantasies about what my mother can do with a shopvac or my sister with the football team.
Maybe we take it seriously because we see it as our role of teachers or fellow martial artists to share some advice to help someone out of future issues. That and we'd hate to read in a paper that a simple 'highschool incident' led to someone we know being taken out in a bodybag.