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Old 06-01-2004, 02:34 AM   #12
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Re: Poll: Do you think your aikido teacher has stopped progressing in aikido?

Gaia Thurston-Shaine wrote:
While it is not appropriate for me (after 4-5 years) to judge the technical growth of my teacher (with 23 years of experience), I can tell when he is truly engaged in improving both his own aikido and his teaching ability/style. So while I can't neccessarily judge WHAT progress he is making I can clearly tell that he progressing. It shows in the way he runs class and in new techniques and ideas he shares with us.
Good point.

I guess you could say that if they still inspire their students than they are progressing.

We've all known teachers (Budo or otherwise) where the question becomes - why do they bother. Avoid these people because they will drain what joy you have in our little thing.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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