Thread: dojo frat boys
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #22
Russ Q
Dojo: Shohei Juku Aikido Gibsons
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Re: dojo frat boys

Hi Maki Otoshi,

Rachel hit the nail on the head here: "They are offering you a lesson in patience and understanding ..." These boys are likely just reinforcing their own (likely incorrect) paradigms of training. There is really no need to be part of that. With so many other experienced members to train with I don't see what the problems is. Sounds like society playing itself out in the microcosm of the dojo.

I just read somewhere recently a quote from Maya Angelou...."If you can't change something that's bothering you, change the way you think about it."

Hope it helps,

Russ
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