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Old 11-09-2005, 02:01 PM   #14
billybob
 
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Re: Poll: How deficient is your instructor's abilities in teaching aikido to you?

David,

I think the purpose of the poll was the result gained - our discussion!

I don't remember when, but I was asked to teach a student to roll out, sorry, perform forward rolls. I decided not to 'get in the way' with my own fears and preconceptions. I told this man to bend his knees, place his little finger on the mat, like so. I ran my hand from his shoulder to his hip, and said make contact along this line - and fall forward like this - he was rolling out in under ten minutes.

Good teacher? NO. Momentarily pure teacher who got out of the student's way. (Now if I could take my own advice I'd have something)

dave
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