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Old 03-04-2009, 09:17 AM   #25
Michael Douglas
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 434
United Kingdom
Re: Master/slave relationship and Instructor with ego

Sad wrote:
...My motivation for undertaking the martial art was naturally for self-defence,
Many people join an aikido dojo for reasons other than to learn 'self defence'.

Sad wrote:
I don't want to get into a debate about semantics - all I know is I should never feel intimidated by my instructor.
If he doesn't SOMETIMES intimidate you, he's no way near scary enough!
A worthwhile instructor of martial arts should be able to intimidate the majority of his students at will.
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