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Old 07-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #14
graham christian
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Re: On who should teach beginners

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Mario Tobias wrote: View Post
It depends on the dojo. In our dojo, the shihan is a japanese. Even if you are a high ranking aikidoka, only the shihan can teach whoever needs help. If the class suddenly gets too loud, we'll get a telling off and shihan would say: "You don't teach, I'm teacher!". I guess its a japanese thing? I heard you're not even allowed to speak during practice in some dojos.
Mario.
Yes indeed. I've seen such and who knows, it may be very prevalent.

Funny thing tradition sometimes.

Regards.G.
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