Thread: Uchi Deshi?
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:52 PM   #10
Lorien Lowe
Dojo: Northcoast Aikido
Location: California
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 289
Re: Uchi Deshi?

I'm currently uchi deshi at a small dojo; we only have six classes a week, and the head instructor is semi-retired and lives elsewhere, so my duties are far more limited than with a classic program. We've never (to my knowledge) had an uchi deshi before, so part of my responsibility is setting things up (putting up shelves, figuring out the basic logistics of living in a shared environment, that kind of thing) and making a continuation of the program possible. Even with only six classes a week, the ammount of cleaning required is amazing and the time commitment is significant.

So far It has been incredibly satisfying, and I'm very glad that I grabbed the opportunity when it came up. I would definitely recommend it if you have the chance.

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