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Old 02-23-2010, 06:13 AM   #45
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Ai symbol Re: Not coping with the new sensei

Your sensei should appreciate your presence in her dojo; if she is spiritually unhealthy and can lose her temper for issues outside of the aiki-topic, then she should read more and practise more. Buy her a good present, a book on the philosophy of Aikido (I'd recommend Transparent Power by Yukiyoshi Sagawa) so that she can develop into a better sense. That will be your step inwards.

Be a change agent. Make her respect your and all the other students' rights, bolstering your position with O'sensei's words: "Aikido is true democracy" - which implies that oppression or disrespect towards each other is not acceptable.

If you don't succeed to redirect her aggression, go away - think tenkan.

Good luck
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