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Old 11-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #29
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Re: How to deal with irritating partner?

Hi Peter,
Thanks for explanations! I understand that practice with Japanese shihans is quite different that with occidental students. I'm also aware about different expectations to beginners and to more advanced students. I'm not sure Japanese teaching model provides good results in the West. I.e. S.Sugano sensei after many years of such teaching in Belgium switched to the teaching with a lot of explanations, not only technical but also spiritual(in Japanese sens), because he didn't see expected progress.

Going back to the topic - may be lack of explanations and too much freedom given to the students creates a greater opportunity to develop such pathological situation as is described in the beginning of the topic, where 1 kyu student doesn't have correct basics, and his advices are not welcomed by lower ranking students?


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