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Old 01-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #44
Carl Thompson
 
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Re: Aikikai Kagami Biraki Promotions

Hi Chris

Thanks for the long answer.

The problem you're talking about is easy to solve: Don't join. Joining an organisation just because someone else did, or out of obligation are indeed poor reasons. I was referring specifically to the cost issue. When sensei registers you at shodan (and you are happy to be a member of the founder's organisation), where does the money go? For example, is it going towards sports cars and lavish lifestyles for certain people or is it paying for aikido to be promulgated?

Carl
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