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Old 05-07-2004, 05:06 PM   #50
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Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Poll: Should an aikido instructor date a student of theirs?

Kenny wrote:
Wow this question has everything going for it, sex, drugs, violence... Well two out of three ain't bad!
Indeed, it's just livened up a bit.

How many students think it's OK to tell their teachers, hey please keep your stinky relationship mess out of the dojo (respectfullly of course), because I agree with those who say you have to keep it out but if no one is brave enough to tell you when you're over the line then how will you know if you're over the line?
Well, how many students will walk up to a teacher, let's say a particularly senior teacher (I have a couple in mind but I'll leave it at that), and have this sort of discussion? In the first place it's likely to require a senior student, one who has invested much in the dojo, and that alone provides both a disincentive and if it's a regular behavior a long borne acceptance. In other words, with the exception of a few rare folks it doesn't happen.
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