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Old 07-20-2009, 07:40 AM   #3
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
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Re: 045) Sempai - Kohai Relationship: Week of July 19, 2009

Ricky:

We both know that this relationship in Japan is unique and highly structured . My experiences training in dojos over a significant number of years has been that the "American Version" of this relationship can be a very positive experience. Positive from the perspective of group cohesion and positive from the perspective of the personal responsibility that is entailed in giving and receiving respect.

Regards,

Marc Abrams
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