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Old 08-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #82
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Sempai/Kohai Relationship in Aikido

Hi Ricky, I'm suggesting that *some* american instructors might not be as aware of some of the "rules". I'm not an instructor, but I know that there's quite a bit I don't know, and probably a lot I don't know I don't know...

I guess my point was that there is a Japanese instructor who doesn't seem to lean on those titles/terms, and who does host people, and yet there aren't issues with who does what. People just step up...and if some need prodding, it's usually provided by one of the "most senior" students or the instructor himself.

Best,
Ron (prodding always gently applied, of course )

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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