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Old 02-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #7
Toby Threadgill
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Re: 078) The Teacher: February 2011

Hi,

Before the fur starts flying...LOL....I was not referring to any particular person who posts on Aikiweb but offering up a general observation about teachers who demonstrate certain personality traits I consider problematic.

As some of you know I have a rather grueling international seminar schedule and have come across some rather bizarre characters in my travels. Several in general and one in particular has never trained consistently with anyone but is a seminar butterfly who flits to and fro stealing whatever he can to add to his personal repertoire and budo marketing machine. He's now promoting himself as the founder of his own "modern" samurai art? This guy actually harrassed me once for not teaching any of our gokui in public accusing me of being a typical koryu elitist.

I took his accusation as a compliment!

Regards,

Toby
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