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Old 12-20-2002, 08:18 PM   #2
Peter Goldsbury
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I would respond to your post by posing a question: what in your opinion are the limitations of the SHU-HA-RI view of training (as explained by, e.g., K Chiba, somewhere on the Aikido Online board)?

Having to confront your own delusions is common to both training methods you describe. Perhaps having a teacher who strives at perfection makes this process easier than relying solely on your own judgment. Nevertheless, an eminent Hombu shihan (9th dan Aikikai) once told me that, despite the social aspects of aikido, having partners, dojos, organizations, politics etc., training is essentially a solitary activity and at my present stage in training I can see what he means.

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P A Goldsbury
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