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Old 10-20-2005, 02:03 PM   #11
Lorien Lowe
Dojo: Northcoast Aikido
Location: California
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 289
Re: The Role of Sempai

My dojo hasn't seen a *lot* of this type of thing, but when it does show up we generally isolate the person by having sempai pounce on them as partners after every technique is demonstrated. That way, they are always working with people who can show them their openings as well as providing an example of how the techniques can be effectively done without so much pain/injury potential. It also limits the instructor mode that they sometimes get into.

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