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Old 06-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #20
Ellis Amdur
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Re: Saito sensei's method

Terry Dobson told me once:
Osensei had this certain thing he did where, when he showed you something, you got the clear impression that he was saying between the lines: "Right here, I'm teaching you the real thing. These other guys, they really can't get it, so I just show them what I can to keep them occupied. But I'm teaching you the real goods." Ellis, I honestly believe that he said that to me and meant it. I also believe that every other deshi of Osensei experienced the same thing. I'm the only one, though, that thinks that's funny.[
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