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Old 05-09-2004, 12:28 AM   #60
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Dojo: City Aikido
Location: San Francisco
Join Date: Oct 2001
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Re: Poll: Should an aikido instructor date a student of theirs?

George S. Ledyard wrote:
People need to have a bit of compassion and take a look at what they think their "Sensei" represents. ...
So I would say ease up a bit and stop placing your teacher so high on a pedestal that he or she can only disappoint you. They have the same stuff going on in their lives as everybody else and those that pretend not to are probably lying.
No not just a little compassion a lot of compassion, it's what I want from my teachers as they observe my feeble attempts to master this amazing art and like respect the more you give the more you'll recieve and with 100% certainty that your teacher is just someone who's walked the path longer than you and maybe just maybe when they lose their center, "simply recognize it sooner, and get back faster."
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