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Old 03-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #12
edshockley
Dojo: Aiklikai of Philadelphia
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 76
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Re: New instructor on the block

There are as many teaching styles as there are dojos. What works for one student turns off another. Luckily students will learn simply by practicing Aikido. So as long as what you do does not offend your sensei and creates an opportunity for students to perform technique then you really can't go wrong. I try to talk and demonstrate as little as possible and simply allow the students to decipher a technique through their bodies. there is a practical truth to Aikido that is more instructive than anything we as instructors can add.
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