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Old 09-06-2011, 07:21 PM   #73
Dojo: Aikido Kenkyukai International
Location: Ambler, Pennsylvania
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 232
Re: Why so many Haters of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido?

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
What does measuring the effectiveness of a martial artist have to do with disrespecting them?
I think this question is key. I think that many folks have a hard time separating their identity and self worth from a critique of their action. And it's certainly not only in martial arts. Training to be a therapist, I had to go through hours of my teachers and colleagues observing via closed circuit TV my therapy sessions and tearing my technique apart and telling me where I sucked. Horrible! I first felt attacked on a personal level. At first I felt like they were tearing me apart, and I had to get over it if I wanted to take advantage of, and learn from the experience. I grew to welcome this kind of training.

My thoughts.....

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