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Old 07-14-2011, 11:45 AM   #7
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Dojo: Chishin Dojo
Location: Coventry
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 200
United Kingdom
Re: On who should teach beginners

My first teacher who was a 5th dan when I started taught all of the beginners classes initially - it was great - he was so welcoming and friendly and worked directly with you.

I remember being 3rd kyu and going over to drop a photo off for Mr Smith at the Renshinkan and him not being aware I was going over that night... He seemed so sorry that he had to attend a meeting for something or other so called the meeting short and came back and taught the rest of the class without getting changed because I'd travelled over... So I got to train directly with a 6th dan not wearing his gi or hakama etc. It felt pretty special

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