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Old 04-15-2006, 10:14 AM   #39
Josh Reyer
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Re: Watch Out for Aikido 'Shihans'..........

Brian Cates wrote:
I fell for it. Hook, line, and sinker. Gee, this guy is a 5th Dan, he's affiliated directly with the 'Hombu Dojo', he's got 10 people in his class and a bigger training area. I compared that to Joel, who was 'only' a 2nd Dan, had only 2 or 3 students in the 2 times I observed his class, and was tucked away in the back of a bigger school teaching other arts.

Ouch, man. Just, ouch. To me, the chance in a small, hands-on environment of just the teacher and two other students seems fantastic, but with your previous experiences of repeated cancellations I can understand why you wanted to go with the more stable-looking school.

Well, don't let it get you down! I wasted 10 years purely on my own laziness, but it's never too late to get back in the game.

Josh Reyer

The lyf so short, the crafte so longe to lerne,
Th'assay so harde, so sharpe the conquerynge...
- Chaucer