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Old 08-05-2008, 10:36 PM   #78
Dojo: midwest aikido center
Location: chicago
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 347
Re: Instructors of low rank

i guess i'm in the minority here, but hmmmm..... i've been to many classes where yudansha in class out rank the instructor because its 'his/her day to teach,' but the instructor is yudansha also.

the original post says that the instructor is a 'relative newbie.' but is there all the time. there's reasons there are people who have been trained as fukushidoin, and shidoin, etc. there are reasons there are programs in place to train teachers.

i agree that the situation could lead to a little overconfidence in the substitute teacher...
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