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Old 09-01-2005, 05:29 AM   #11
Tim Ruijs
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Re: Aikido survivors (Voices of Experience)

Justin Thomas wrote:
...make the point of reminding us that our time is very valuable and should not be wasted
I agree do tell my students the same thing.
Justin Thomas wrote:
... if you want to train go if you dont then dont.
That's a bit harsh, although I understand what's between the words. People do train for very different reasons. Some make more of an effort than others because of this. One should remember that, always.
The mere fact that someone shows up at practice must be respected as you have no idea how much trouble that person went through to get there Even if that person attends each and every class and is always on time
The same respect is due to those that 'quit', whatever the reason.
They have undoubtely helped others in past lessons, perhaps not even realising it
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