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Old 04-27-2006, 09:13 PM   #14
David Yap
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 561
Re: Being your own teacher

Paul Nowicki wrote:
If you get 25% from your teacher and 75% of your own practice , you still end up with 100%. Its just that the 75% is up to you to achieve and figure out. This makes me think that as long as your teacher was commited to the art and took the time to do his share of the 75% you are in good hands with someone that has the full 100%. That person will give you the 25% and it will be up to you to do your share of 75% again. This means that you can still end up with 100%. At least it does to me. I doubt that anyone will match O'sensei's skill since he is the founder, but as someone mantioned, like everything in the universe, Aikido is evolving so O'sensei's skill back in the day should not necessarily be the guage at the present.

You are absolutely right. As a student, I would definitely stay on with a teacher whose skill and knowledge are continuously improving and who is ever willing to share his knowledge with his students.


Good post. TQ

Best training.

David Y

Last edited by David Yap : 04-27-2006 at 09:19 PM.
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