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    Has your training ever affected your job in a negative way?

    I was thinking about the day time Cube jock/night time warrior, by day you work in an office and clients see you and you’re expected to keep up a professional level of appearance. But you walk in with a black eye from training because your partner slipped a little and made full contact.

    Or the LEO that has to work the streets and need to be able to move at 100% but hurt his neck in class the night before. Now has pain in turning the head left or right. That would make it hazardous to his health working in that condition.

    Has your training ever affected you in a negative way?
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    Default Re: Martial art training ever hurt you at work?

    Not that I can remember. If anything it's had a positive affect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemi View Post
    Has your training ever affected your job in a negative way?

    I was thinking about the day time Cube jock/night time warrior, by day you work in an office and clients see you and you’re expected to keep up a professional level of appearance. But you walk in with a black eye from training because your partner slipped a little and made full contact.

    Or the LEO that has to work the streets and need to be able to move at 100% but hurt his neck in class the night before. Now has pain in turning the head left or right. That would make it hazardous to his health working in that condition.

    Has your training ever affected you in a negative way?

    The first rule about fight club is ...

    Sorry reminds me of that movie.

    Nothing yet, but I have been sore as heck coming into work from training and that has made for some bad days at the office.
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    Default Re: Martial art training ever hurt you at work?

    The neck thing has happened to me before. I have to do a lot of heavy lifting and such in my day job.
    I think I only ever took one day off in the past......but I was really hurtin'.

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    I had a broken toe once. I hobbled around work for about 6 weeks. Wouldn't want to do that again.
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    Not in the Kenpo realm, but here's my go at this topic. I teach the Aikido club classes at work once a week during lunch for 90 minutes. I had never mentioned to people what I did in my off hours. When I was teaching 5 nights a week for Aikido I simply told them I was going to class. Most people in my company thought I was working on my Masters or something. That was all until I was asked to give a demo. After that it was just funny how people reacted after I got upset. Not that I had been upset any other way in the past but after that everyone acted and still acts wierd. In a way I wish I had not done the demo. It's just funny how people react to martial arts training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronin6 View Post
    That was all until I was asked to give a demo. After that it was just funny how people reacted after I got upset.

    Sounds like you put the fear of God in your co workers

    One of the security guards here at the high rise I work in came to the dungeon (basement engineers office) to raid our first aid kit. I try not to talk about Kenpo at work; well this security guard came down and saw a picture of me with my instructor. Now every time he is asked to escort someone out of the building I get a call on my Nextel asking if I will be his back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemi View Post
    Sounds like you put the fear of God in your co workers

    One of the security guards here at the high rise I work in came to the dungeon (basement engineers office) to raid our first aid kit. I try not to talk about Kenpo at work; well this security guard came down and saw a picture of me with my instructor. Now every time he is asked to escort someone out of the building I get a call on my Nextel asking if I will be his back up.
    Backup the security guys??? That is classic. I get many questions from those guys. I always just try to be polite, but then I just ask them to come try the class to answer thier questions. Plus seeing people getting flipped at full speed as well as thier limbs being bent in odd ways goes a long way...
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