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Old 08-26-2011, 11:06 AM   #26
Chris Li
 
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Re: Pompous Baffoons

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Lisa Donner wrote: View Post
I need to vent and would like some feedback. There is a Snooty, Pompous Baffoon that keeps showing up at our Dojo. Uninvited and completely unwelcome by me and other students. Not at the regular classes, but at special classes and functions. He corrects other students when training (regardless of rank) and thinks he knows everything.He has ruined Aikido for me and I want to tell him to stop coming to our Dojo, but Sensei won't let me.
I know that this sounds like kindergarten but this bozo is and idiot and seems to be completely unaware that NOBODY likes him or wants to train with him.
I see him at seminars and avoid him - I just NEVER want to see him come to our Dojo again. What do I do?????
Most of the responses seem to fall into either the "ignore him" or "talk to the instructor" category. Here's a radical idea - why not just talk to the guy directly and tell him what you think?

I'm not saying you can't do it in a friendly way, but if it really bothers you that much than you ought to do something about it.

Best,

Chris

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