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Old 01-15-2004, 11:18 AM   #16
George S. Ledyard
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Dojo: Aikido Eastside
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Re: Agreement

George S. Ledyard wrote:
Yes, you are absolutely correct. I just cringe now when a new student comes up to me and evuses about how much they love Aikido, love the dojo, love me as a teacher... how it's changing their lives... they are usually about a month to six weeks from being gone. But I don't think telling them to be more steady or realistic helps much. It's just the type of person. Often, if you talk to them you find that they are Green Belts in everything. That this is simply how they do things.

It is absolutely true that a number of teachers I know say that they weren't the stars in the dojo. That they had to work harder for everything than some of the whiz kids and consequently, thirty years later their practice is vert deep and the whiz kids are long gone.

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
Aikido Eastside
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