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Old 05-29-2002, 05:47 PM   #7
Janet Rosen
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training reflects character

I answered "yes."
This is not because I feel that an instructor should be meddling in students' out-of-the-dojo life. It is because there is a certain attitude manifested in ones training IN the dojo that I believe is as important as "doing the technique" according to syllabus. I have seen many people over the yrs promoted to shodan who were competent at the techniques but....
had no interest in working with beginners....
never or rarely volunteered to assist at seminars, with special programs, with clerical stuff....
showed no compassion towards their fellow students....
were not protective of their ukes....
were not considerate of or helpful to their kohei
and I believe VERY strongly that these matters ARE of vital interest to a chief instructor who is interested in promoting a certain dojo culture.
just my 2 cents
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