The crucible of physical stress has been turning children into adults since time immemorial. I remember my first karate school, where the ex-Marine teacher, an exemplar named Steve Sanders, drove us to exhaustion and beyond, until the front windows were so steamed you couldn't see through them. Then we'd beat the hell out of each other. Unbelievably tough, and a kind of good evil fun it is hard to explain to someone who hasn't been there. And real love too: this was a tough inner-city school, not some strip-mall McDojo. Any student, walking home, might have needed to actually protect himself...
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Posted by Steven Barnes at 2:00 PM