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Old 09-15-2003, 02:17 PM   #7
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Hi Douglas,

I understand the cautions you present. I think that is one of the things that has caused hesitation in the upper eschelons in the past. I also believe that over time, they have seen that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. It is important to remember a few things, no matter what level you are at:

1) when I train in another style, I do my best to do what they do...and accept that I won't be 'up to par' for the technique as I do it. I'm there to learn, not to show off my technique.

2) I work on what I learn when it is appropriate. after class, before class, on my own, with a few other people. Not during my instructor's teaching of our technique.

3) be mature


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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