Re: 078) The Teacher: February 2011
A quick comment on something Dan H. said....
Yes, the relationship is obviously a two way street. For all the talk of respect and submitting oneself to study in something as culturally rigid as koryu, it must be remembered that a student of a koryu really submits himself to traditions of the ryu, not the teacher. In this way when leadership changes it should appear seamless as the new leader should likewise view himself as just another in a line of temporary custodians simply living up to his responsibilities like everyone else in the school.
When a teacher does not live up the responsibilities demanded in a proper student/teacher relationship, the student should obviously leave and find a new teacher worthy of his dedication whether its koryu, aikido or the generic karate school down the street.
Last edited by Toby Threadgill : 02-01-2011 at 03:43 PM.