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Old 10-27-2005, 01:49 AM   #24
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
Location: Renton
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Poll: How often does your aikido instructor discuss the philosophy of aikido during class?

Peter Rehse wrote:
Mat time is precious...

I guess it really boils down to at what point should you introduce lectures to your classes - and for us lowly dan grades anytime is too soon.
Let alone us kyu grades! I know on aikiweb, the more I "talk" the less I think I should...learning process i guess. One of these days it'll stick.
Regarding the first part, that's a very good point I can definately identify with right now. If there was a lot of talking about philosophy when it's hard enough for me to get mat time in, I'd probably get annoyed pretty quickly...or at least feel I was wasting some of my time. As it is, because of the straight to training attitude at your dojo, I enjoy myself greatly every minute.
Take care,

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