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Old 07-07-2003, 12:27 PM   #19
rachmass
Dojo: Aikido of Cincinnati/Huron Valley Aikikai
Location: Somerset Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2002
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The only time that I am NOT working with beginners is when I am at a seminar or when my buddy Shawn comes to train. Beginners keep you honest, that is for sure. I wish I had both experienced folks as well as beginners though, because I tend to get hurt by beginners (too much muscle put into a lack of control, even on something like tenkan, can hurt someone with fragile joints). I think I learn alot from the beginners, but think Paul hit it on the head saying you have to work, and learn from, everyone on the mat.

best,

Rachel
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