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Old 12-01-2008, 03:14 PM   #1
graham butt
Location: Scotland UK
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Mistakes that taught you a lesson for life!

I was just wondering on what mistakes people here have made in the time they have been training that taught them a life lesson. I just read a thread there about bowing which brought back the memory of a row i got when i first started....

I was finished training and on my feet when i turned and bowed to my sensei, At the time i didn't think of it but looking back i know it was a mistake, I performed a standing bow to my sensei who was on his knees. I was asked afterwards by my sensei "Do you think it was appropriate for you to perform a standing half assed bow whilst i am on my knees showing a proper respectful bow"

At the time i was a 4th Kyu and thought about the situation afterwards, Me being a lower grade and uch much much lower skill level should have been on my knees bowing and looking up at my sensei. NOT the other way around!

I learned a deeper respect for my seniors after this, and took my lesson with me to the outside of the dojo.

Has anything ike this ever happened to you??

-G-
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