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Old 03-11-2014, 06:34 AM   #17
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,181
Re: What would you say to a new student?

Hello Amos,

I think that's an area I want to stay away from. Although I recognize that new students frequently want (and ask for) some reference that will help them with the techniques they're learning, I think that videos are more likely to confuse than enlighten. It's Sensei's job to teach technique, and class is where we learn it. This document is only to welcome students to the dojo and to tell them some things that aren't braindead obvious about being a dojo member. In re: techniques, I think the best thing this document can do is encourage them to come to class, ask questions there (that's where they'll get the correct answers), be patient with themselves, and ask for help when they need it.

Last edited by lbb : 03-11-2014 at 06:37 AM.
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