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Old 04-03-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 712
Re: the line between experience and fixed opinions

Alec Corper wrote: View Post
Hello all,

Most of you guys seem to stay out of many discussions, (George being a current exception) I wonder why?
regards, Alec
Read on.

Alec Coper wrote: View Post
I've noticed a growing trend in the last years for people with some experience to have (and voice) very strong opinions, almost to the point of strident declarations that "my answer is the only right answer".
You have, perhaps, answered your own question. Some posters are extremely adept at the keyboard beat-down. It makes replying to many threads an exercise in frustration.

Alec Coper wrote: View Post
I have seen, felt and teach that there is no single right way to do anything, only principles that need to be absorbed into the body.
I agree. It's been my experience that once students internalize the principles, their Aikido is able to flourish and grow with very little "outside interference" from the instructor. As an instructor I strive to allow students to experience Aikido from the inside out. In their own time they will cease being taught and begin to learn.

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