...So, should we try to adapt to the eastern way or stick to our "logical" way of life? Or is the truth between the two aproaches?
Fabrício Lemos, Brazil Aikikai
Once a Japanese instructor who taught both in the US and Japan, was asked - "Who were better Aikido students, Japanese or Americans?".
"They're different types of students", the teacher said. "If you show a Japanese a technique, they will practice it for a thousand times. If you teach them an incorrect technique, they will practice it incorrectly for a thousand times."
"An American will ask you questions about a technique. Once they get though questioning you, they'll sit back and smoke a cigarette, believing that they had learned the technique."