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Old 04-17-2011, 10:32 AM   #36
philipsmith
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Re: What to do - Telling sensei their waza isn't good any more

A thorny problem.

It is true that sometimes peoples technical ability deteriorates due to age, illness or complacency. Worse still some "teachers" become quite egotistical because thay are never questioned. We need as both students and instructors to be honest in our approach to both our art and .our students.
This means being self-critical and (heresy to some people) allowing students to criticize us.

I find it interesting that almost no-one on this thread assumes the original poster is in fact correct; after all he (or she) might be!.
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