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06 January 2006 @ 03:39 pm
AOKP Training came in handy!  
So yesterday in Chiropractic Tehniques II class, we made thrusting dummies.  It's not as dirty as it sounds - they're basically 3" diameter PVC wrapped really thickly with carpet pad duct taped to a wood board and covered with vinyl, used to practice adjusting technique.

So five minutes before class starts, I'm loitering with a 9" roll of carpet foam thrown over my shoulder, and my classmate, Megan, says "I just wanna grab a roll and start dueling."

Then she does.  For the sake of saying it, she made the first swing, and I wouldn't have retalliated if it hadn't connected.  =)

So a couple things worked against me -- first off, a 6"x9" roll of carpet foam rolled into a tube is not easy to grip.  Second, I've never actually used a staff.

But I, at least, have seen it done, and knew what kinds of things worked.

There were no rules.  No one-touch-and-that-limb-is-dead going on.  Just out-and-out war, all in fun while laughter was had on both sides and the class was cheering and groaning on the sidelines.  She got one hit in after the initial swing, and I was blocking and connecting again and again quite beautifully, if I do say so myself.  Or at least as beautifully as can be done while trying to hold, balance, and swing a frickin' 18"-diameter-staff wrapped in plastic.

It was a lot of fun, and made me remember why I enjoyed melee back when I was a Page and it was OK for me to suck, 'cause most people were taking it easy on me.  When class time started, Dr. Rocky came out and put an end to it (after asking two of the lab assistants - both DC's - why they hadn't done so  =)  ), we shook hands, and got to work making the dummies.



Then I couldn't stop humming to myself "No one loves you any better than your D-U-double-M-Y."  I'm a geek on so many levels...
 
 
 
Fred 2.0lqc on January 6th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
Yep, this is why I'm still trying to figure out the details of a melee legal caber. 10 ft seems just a wee bit long.
Idtechnomonkey on January 7th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
CABER??
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang......
Nentikobe - a work in progressnentikobe on January 7th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Surely ski-poles laid the foundation...

got your leg!!
Idtechnomonkey on January 7th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
Undoubtedly.
Ah, thems were the days... =)
egheaumaen on January 7th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
If you had ripped the arms and legs off of a cadaver and fenced with those, it would've made a better story. Well, there's still time.
Idtechnomonkey on January 7th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
No more time.
I'm (thankfully) done with cadavers.
(Anonymous) on January 8th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
That's part of the problem...
... too many Chiropractors are fighting amongst themselves! :-)