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Old 05-14-2002, 01:21 AM   #45
Edward
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Of course, we are all beginners, and will always be. Just to clarify my point in the previous posts, I was meaning by beginners students with only a few weeks experience in aikido, who cannot do ukemi safely. Anyone above this level should be ok.

I also agree with Sam about the spoon-feeding which I feel is the fault of the western teachers who, contrarily to their japanese counterparts, usually spoon-feed the information to students.

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Originally posted by jdalton51
When does one transition to an advanced student from a beginner?

It seems to me everyone should remain at the beginner level to maintain an open mind and humility. In my opinion, if you are classifing yourself as an advanced student, you've let your ego take over.

Just a thought.
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