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Old 06-24-2009, 08:32 PM   #19
Linda Eskin
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Re: Not coping with the new sensei

Szczepan Janczuk wrote: View Post
Does this happen every month?
I can relate to being in a foul mood from time to time, but that's no excuse to act rudely toward others. I would not trust a teacher with so little self control that they would take their moods out on their students, whatever the cause.

Aikido should be fun, peaceful. harmonious, or whatever... I could accept having my mistakes pointed out, being pushed to try harder, etc. But being personally insulted and harassed is over the line.

I can't imagine continuing to train at that dojo. It doesn't sound like you trust or respect the Sensei. You don't have to like her, but I think trust and respect are necessary. I'd start looking for a new place to train.

Best of luck!

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