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Old 02-12-2009, 03:51 PM   #28
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: Underqualified Sensei

First, as if this will ever happen
Ah, actually it has, right around the corner from me.

Aikido sensei's shouldn't give rank out so easily.
Who said this person was *given* any rank. In the case I know of, it turned out they weren't. They just made it up.

Second, there is no public benchmark for a Sensei or skill of Aikidokas.
I think you are correct. Rank in aikido is rarely an accurate indicator of actual skill...more an indicator of a relationship with the giver of the rank. And I don't mean that in a negative way at all.

Third, what can you really do?
Just speak the truth when necessary. That usually does it.


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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