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Old 06-20-2011, 01:21 AM   #13
Tim Ruijs
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Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 458
Re: teachers can no longer study?

To me a combination of the mentoined approaches seem to work well.
Sometimes I simply walk around and observe to identify problems and explain this for the entire group. At other times I help out couples with their specific problem and move to the next. And also I join in to feel their technique.
I guess it depends on what you are working on in class (in relation to the group) what works best. For the last few years I teach, but have no regular training with the exception when my teacher vists my country, or I visit him. But this only happens a few times each year. Yet I advance, both in understanding and ability.
Only the method of training has changed.
Like someone stated: it is easy being told what to do, much harder to find out yourself, but also more rewarding and I think better.

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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