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Old 04-01-2014, 07:00 AM   #35
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: The Validity of an Instructor

Joel Martel wrote: View Post
I spoke to him about this, it was a concern of mine. From what I understood, he does not inforce the philosophy found in most Dojos, such as bowing before entering and exiting the mat, as well as bowing to O'sensei. He still expects you to be on time and wait before entering the mat if you are late.
Those are not "philosophy", but matters of etiquette. Do not read too much into them.

Joel Martel wrote: View Post
He does not preach his own beliefs and philosophies during class
I've yet to meet an aikido sensei who does, but ymmv.
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