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Old 05-18-2004, 10:58 AM   #8
Dojo: northeast aikikai
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 34
Re: Poll: Which would you rather have in an aikido beginners teacher?

As long as sensei does not have a BAD personality (which is already unlikely since sensei would have to have at least a reasonable personality to be an authority of Aikido), technical skill becomes the most important distinquishing characteristic. I have the honor & pleasure of learning principally from two sensei - one is quiet, disciplined and no-nonsense but very technically expert, the other more free-wheeling, casual, practical and 'fun'. Both contribute to a valuable experience.
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