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Old 11-10-2008, 08:10 AM   #19
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Aikido Or Squash

What is the criteria for being a great aikido student? How do you measure it? How do you know when you see one?

If I understand what I "think" you are saying is that simply that in a dojo we should do more and talk less.

If that is all you are really trying to get across, then yes...I would generally agree with you. We do tend to try and use verbal communication to help others probably more than we should.

That said, folks do learn in three different ways, auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Sometimes it helps to use words.

However, again, It think I see your point and I too don't really like it when you get a person that tends to use more words (auditory) versus action (kinesthetic) to teach or assist his patner.

Everything must be in balance.

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