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Old 01-11-2002, 01:02 PM   #28
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Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3,319
At Shodokan Honbu you are taught to teach almost from the beginning.

The usual situation is a static senior line and a rotating junior line with sempai expected to help their kohai progress.

Every class there is a portion reserved for grading preparation where you tend to be matched with someone two grades above or below you.

Sure you get the talkers (I was one - go figure) but eventually you want to get some practice in yourself and learn that correct one or two things and then get down to it. for some it takes a little longer to figure out and strangely I have seen people getting called on for not correcting as much as overcorrecting.

The overall atmosphere has a very low level of chatter. Most of the correction is by example anyway.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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