Re: Problem student!!
Update: The "Problem" student is still coming to class suprisingly. He looks like he is practicing better with people. I have only practiced with him once (Since he avoids me at all costs on and off the mat) and was still falling down before throws( Has anyone ever seen anyone take ukemi for tenchinage like sliding into home plate before?!?!) and not letting me throw him. I never gave him any help or tips at all on how to improve anything while we practiced. The guy obviously is not going to fall inline anytime soon with how we do things at our dojo.
Now I have some other issues to deal with. I really didn't like the way my Sensei just padded this clown on the hand rather than a serious talk about his problems and its affects on all of us. It seems like they are buddy buddies now despite most of the sempai disliking this student and the way he has done things at the dojo. One of the things I really enjoy about the dojo is eventually we have a mutual appreciation for each other and respect through hard practice. I respect and care about the people in my dojo and I would not have said anything to this "student" if I did not care about my dojo. I dont respect this guy and I am sure he does not respect me either. It really seems as if this guy just comes to practice for himself and we just happen to be there for him to use. Others and myself dont consider this guy part of the dojo and yet Sensei persists to keep him as an active member. I understand part of Aikido is about peace and harmony but.....