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Old 05-19-2004, 07:18 PM   #20
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Dojo: Aikido Shudokan
Location: Melbourne
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 225
Re: Ask not, what your dojo can do for you..

paul watt wrote:
Substitute sempai-kohai with "workout partner", "personal trainer" or "coach". Now what difference is there, exactly?


"Workout partner" isn't very relevant, IMNSHO. Most workout partners don't feel a kind of duty to improve the gym as a whole, to give back what others gave to them. It's merely a mutually beneficial arrangement between 2 members.

Substitute "personal trainer" or "coach" with "big brother". You tell me the difference.
(Hint: you don't have to _pay_ your sempai to give a damn about your development.)
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