Well you say you don't try to drow attention,yet you are posting a thread titled ''help i'm being bullied''in a most...''shouting'' way!To my understanding that guy is telling you ''negative'' things,or with a ''negative'' tone but that is hardly a bullying situation.Rank is a somehow relative thing since there are variations from dojo to dojo but a student of seven months(and for the next years) is an absolute beginer(i don't like calling beginers newbies because sometimes sounds insulting and i hate it,and sometimes sounds cute so i hate it more).In my opinion you should focus on your training regardless of your partner and don't pay too much attention to verbal comments whether positive or negative.Just say hai,bow and go on,too much talking is not a warrior's way.Aikido is a martial art we can't turn the dojo into a kindergarten!I realy hope that my post was of help.Best wishes!
Thanks so much! I didn't mean to shout.
It's just frustrating that he's treating me like this to begin with. But my sensei told me to take no disrespect on the mat, and he told me that next time, I need to tell this student to treat me with respect. Apparently this student has even been disrespectful to the sensei, which is unbelievable to me.
A beginner's mind is a wonderful thing to have.