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Old 04-28-2004, 10:14 PM   #8
Dojo: Hakodate Aikido Dojo
Location: Hakodate
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 19
Re: Beginner Teacher "Survey"

Just my opinion but...

A good teacher at any level must be able to demonstrate the waza. I think that a verbal explanation is not required, but good verbal ques are a must.

"If one is directly taught by his master, it is said he will not become better than his master. It is better to just watch!" A quote by Naotaro Nagao, a Ukiyoe Artisan, regarded as the best woodblock master in Japan.

My Sensei tells me I am good at teaching Aikido. As I live in Japan, I tend to rely on demonstrating rather than explaining.

Just my opinion...

Robert Sims
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