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Old 09-13-2004, 11:43 AM   #10
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: Dojo loyalty or personal gain?

considered the "runaway sempai" b/c they had some of the qualities in their training that drew me into the dojo in the first place. I was wondering if the energy that I enjoyed left with them.
Consider creating your own energy, rather than depending on that of others. Easier said than done though. I've been in similar situations, and no matter what you do, it probably won't be easy, or make everyone happy. Try to figure out what the right thing to do is, then stick with it. Best of luck...

With time, I presently think, there are senseis with kind of personalities that make even very high ranking student stick with them very many years. There are also other personalities, that can have only relative beginners in their dojo. I still can't figure out the reason for it.
I know what you mean...seen this several times, and still don't understand it. I think ego may be part of it...but I'm still not sure.


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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