New self-offense class for “normal” folks

At one of the dojos I train, we’ve begun to build a new self offense class two afternoons a week.

Strangely enough, after a frustrating morning of dealing with politics in the world of Fair Trade companies, it is very satisfying to throw elbows at a target as hard as you can over and over until your elbow is raw and bleeding.

Of course, then you have to provide the same target for your sparring partner. This was even with a thick forearm pad! Where’s my Arnica?