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Old 12-03-2002, 04:12 PM   #7
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Dojo: Midwest Center For Movement & Aikido Bukou Dojos
Location: Hudson, WI
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I can see Kent's point on the onus being on the resounding yes group to prove their point.

Let me see if I can help make things clearer.

IMHO, I think the people to ask would be the people with lets say at least 5 years of teaching experience, and 15 years of training in Aikido. What do they think.

Not taking anything from people with less experience, but, I think a teacher would be the only one qualified to answer this question.

Otherwise, its just bantering back and forth.

To defend my answer of "yes". I could easily say....If being an instructor isn't necessary to be a highly accomplished Aikidoka....Then why are all the highly accomplished Aikidoka instructors?

Mike Ellefson
Midwest Center
For Movement &
Aikido Bukou
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