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Old 06-27-2009, 08:38 PM   #22
Suru
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Re: Who's eligible to teach Aikido? And what level a sensei should be?

Jonathan, I agree with you about finding an enthusiastic sensei, but that sensei may not be able to afford or physically handle the hardcore training exercised in traveling to seminars and the intense training that often occurs at them. So, I'm certainly not contradicting you, but please be aware that there are excellent "low" dan ranking sensei full of spirit, excellent technique, excellent leadership ability, and kindness, even if they have had to limit themselves to teaching what they do know (often much) with some repetition over the years. This repetition may be boring to some, while other students view it as a powerful means of honing their techniques.

Drew
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