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Old 10-06-2010, 12:14 AM   #15
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Dojo: Tenshinkan Dojo UK - mid sussex martial arts school
Location: Brighton
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 127
Re: New dojo/new student

I am still very much in contact with my Shihan, He and a 5 member grading panel has just recently passed me for Sandan. He also did not tell me to do anything. He knew I was moving away and asked me if I would like to open a dojo. As to the content of the instruction I will be giving he has left that down to me.

I have taught classes before including Taijitsu, Buki waza - Jo dori, Tachi dori, Tanto dori, Kumi tachi, kumi Jo, Taninzugake e.t.c....

However, Ive just not done any of those things in a room of complete beginners, with no Uke, or anyone who has an inkling of what Aikido is/is not.

I think my teacher, is using this as his own teaching tool. For me to start my own classes, so that I begin to learn more, possibly!

Has anyone else been in the same situation?

In Budo

Andy B
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