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Old 07-15-2008, 12:08 PM   #11
Charly C
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Re: Poll: How often do you disagree with your aikido instructor's technical aikido ex

I'd never assume him to be wrong -- there are an almost unlimited number of ways to explain how a technique is done, and IMO what makes it 'right' is when it results in the student executing it properly or achieving a new piece to the puzzle in understanding how and why to do it. Naturally, everyone is different, so I think that all teachers try to come up with several ways to explain aikido, and over time will gravitate towards using the languages that seem to be the most easily understood.

Sometimes the lessons come easiest from training with other beginners -- their latest epiphany can shed a new light of understanding on these things.
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