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Old 08-24-2004, 05:23 PM   #6
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Dojo: Rising Star Aikido
Location: South Bend, Nebraska
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 81
Re: Leaving the Dojo

A situation like this requires a lot of thought. If the student decides to leave, it must be because he wants to, not because someone else justifies it. I have heard of splits like this, and they are never pretty. If the separation does happen, it has to be a clean break from the other dojo or organization. I don't think that much will be salvaged from the relationship, there might be a lot of hard feelings. The best way to handle this would be in person, sometimes doing it in writing seems like the coward's way out, even if it's not meant in that way.

Mike Taylor
Chief Instructor, Rising Star Aikido
South Bend, Nebraska, USA
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