Thread: rowing exersize
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:34 PM   #18
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Re: rowing exersize

Mike Sigman wrote:
Well, then, obviously your Sensei has not done it, then, or he could have given you an answer!
Some teachers like their students to figure stuff out on their own, because then they own it instead of just reciting the empty words for years on end. I had told a student to get underneath the elbow on Ikkyo for years. He would nod his head, and I even heard him tell other students this, but he never did it. Then one day I saw him and his Ikkyo was way better. I said "hey, your Ikkyo is getting good", he replied "well I figured out if I grab the underside of the elbow it works better". Then he stared at me blankly as if I had never told him that. I took it in the ego, and truly learned that the student will only get it when he gets it.

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