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Old 03-20-2012, 07:21 AM   #87
Hanna B
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 647
Re: Differences between female & male practitioners

Slightly off topic, or at least on a tangent...

A male aikido teacher, who we may call Jack, ran a dojo for many years together with a female teacher of equal rank. He told me about a student of theirs who went to some kind of coaching seminar for sports/martial arts. The teachers at the seminar talked about female and male leadership styles, listing features of each leadership style on separate sides of the whiteboard. The student said "It matches perfectly! How I recognise these two styles - only this is Jack and that is Joan."

It was my impression that he truly cherished that story.

Last edited by Hanna B : 03-20-2012 at 07:25 AM.
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