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Old 07-24-2011, 10:46 PM   #21
Mario Tobias
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 261
Re: Keep in mind that everybody is trying their best

A drove of fresh white belts started in our dojo the last 2-3 months totalling around 15 or so. I noticed a few of them having a hard time doing the techiques and being clumsy, uncoordinated. I'm thinking teaching them step by step is taking too much of my practice time.

Now in my 22 years of practice and can mimick any technique that sensei shows, it's really easy to forget after these decades that we were once like them fresh beginners, clumsy and uncoordinated. heck, I even failed my 5th kyu exam 2 decades ago (you'd think now whoever fails this exam?). The thing is to remember what you once were because it's easy to forget.
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