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Old 09-15-2003, 12:18 AM   #1
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Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Are you encouraged to ask?

Ok, something I got from the "Shomenuchi" thread was that often we are doing things a certain way because that's the way it was taught to us.

In your daily training are you encouraged to examine the why's and whatfor's of your techniques and to ask questions about them. Be they technical, historical, philosophical or whatever. Or are you expected to just try to do what is demonstrated to the best of your ability and not worry about that stuff yet.



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