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Old 01-03-2013, 01:55 PM   #146
Howard Popkin
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Re: Vantage points

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Jim Sorrentino wrote: View Post
My reply to Chris stands: Mr. Bernath, although "exposed to this work," does not seem to have adopted it explicitly in the seminar classes he is teaching. Why is that?

Jim
Really ?

You have a 40+ year SHIHAN who studies something else and you expect him to start teaching it at a seminar ?

Case in point, I went to an Aikido seminar in New Jersey.

The woman teaching the seminar was quite skilled at Aikido. I am not. My aikido stinks. I can't move like that, just not trained that way. I looked like a fool, stumbling over my feet.

Why would a Shihan alter what he was doing until he was an expert at the new movement ? ESPECIALLY AT A SEMINAR, IN PUBLIC???? Playing with a few of his own people, maybe.....

Sounds silly to me, but then again, what do I know.

Howard
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