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Old 07-31-2008, 12:10 PM   #39
Dojo: Shindai Aikikai
Location: Orlando
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 153
Re: Instructors of low rank

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
Some talented 5th kyus have more ability then udansha.

Some shodans have been shodans for 20 years.

Some magnificent Aikidoka refuse to test.

Some Sandans will die sandans for political reasons.

Some 6th, 7th and 8th dans really arn't that good.

Testing is testing, teaching is teaching, and rank is not all it's cracked up to be.

If a teacher has something to offer you, it really doesn't matter if they don't have any black belts, or 10.

Equally if they don't have anything to offer you, it doesn't matter if it's the highest ranking Aikidoka in the world, they won't teach you anything.
Well stated!

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." - Siddhattha Gotama Buddha
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