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Old 03-18-2010, 02:22 PM   #18
Eric Winters
Dojo: Aikido of San Leandro and Berkeley
Location: Emeryville, CA
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 81
Re: Being your own teacher

Bob Blackburn wrote: View Post
This is a very traditional method of development. Shu Ha Ri in Japanese. See

You may always have a teacher; but, the more advanced you get the more self discovery you will do.
Read this it is a informative. You could also go the Takamura Ha Shindo Yoshin Kai web site and they have a very good article on Shu Ha Ri. Basically you do everything your teacher tells you for a number of years and when you have reached a particular skill level of skill you do your own exploration. IMHO You can really only do this after having a good solid base in martial arts and body mechanics.

Eric Winters
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