View Single Post
Old 02-08-2006, 12:46 AM   #48
PeterR's Avatar
Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3,319
Re: Regarding James Smith

Tanner Hukezalie wrote:
Has it occurred to anyone that perhaps the reason people cry out for attention is because important figures in their lives turn their backs on them. So many are too busy or too concerned with their own lives to listen to what they have to say and to respond positively. It is so easy to just let go and forget or send them away.
The hard part is identifying and fixing the problem
I think the primary responsibility of an instructor is to teach Aikido to his current students as a whole not to retain all comers. Beginners leave for a number of reasons - mostly by their own choice - its the way of things.

Most insturctors are not trained for and should not function as social workers.

Beginners that would be that shattered by not being accepted by your group are rare and should be pointed in the direction of professional help.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
  Reply With Quote