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Old 01-11-2006, 02:22 PM   #33
Location: Auckland
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 971
New Zealand
Re: Grading question advice please

True dat. I've been thinking alot lately though about the difference between a "sensei" (a la aikido) and a "coach" (a la BJJ). I've had immense respect for my Aikido sensei down the years, no question. But my BJJ coaches have become friends very quickly and I can't say that's happened in Aikido. Although some of my students have become friends. So maybe it's not a sensei/coach dynamic but a western/japanese one. I certainly find the "friendship" based model more effective for both learning and teaching however.

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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