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Old 06-27-2008, 08:05 AM   #6
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Connecticut
Location: East Haven, CT
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Re: Long road vs short road to ki power (aiki, internal strength...)


Okay but SOME of the questions can be something like:

Has this person ever injured you? Please describe:
Has this person ever thrown you into someone else injuring that person? How many times?

I can see where your point needs to be considered for something along the lines of:

Are you allowed to grow at your own pace? (We are not training aikido folks to go out into combat by a certain date.) Or something like: is this person negatively impacting your growth by being over-the-top judgmental/hyper critical on your performance?

Seems like if we put our heads together we could come up with a list of things that pissed us off at seniors we hated, and then turn that into a list of telling questions to try to avoid such people getting authority.


I have to think more about this but my initial response regarding Responsibility and Joy is that if someone is a jerk to you on or off the mat you should get to do something like whip-cream pie in the face.


Last edited by rob_liberti : 06-27-2008 at 08:12 AM.
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