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Old 06-22-2006, 06:32 AM   #10
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
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Re: Changing Dojo b/c Slow Progress, Loyalty

In life, all things aren't equal so you may have a choice to make. I would say though, that if you move, you need to stay there and not change your mind again. That should be a caution to you because if you want to leave again, then it's you and not the dojo.
That hearkens back to the idea that you are responsible for your training. Others might affect your "fun factor" but they can't affect you. You can be good if you want to and work hard, study and reach out. I know of a plumber in Croatia who has a yudansha book filled to overflowing with places he has been training. There is no Aikido in his town and he has pretty much taught himself and been to seminars at great expense all over Europe. His desire is so strong, that a plumber in the middle of no where did what he had to do to learn. By the way, he is a tremendous Aikidoist. You can do what you really want to do. Others can't stop your desire.

"It is the philosophy that gives meaning to the method of training."
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