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Old 06-04-2005, 03:58 PM   #10
Lorien Lowe
Dojo: Northcoast Aikido
Location: California
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 289
Re: Beginners with delusions of grandeur...

Depending on the friendliness of the newbie/shihan, I give some version of either, "It's considered impolite to teach unless you're the instructor of the class," or "shut up and train."

The newbie might still think that I don't have a clue, but at least I don't have to listen to it. Then I can 'ask the instructor for help' when the instructor's available.
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