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Old 09-14-2004, 11:37 AM   #15
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
Re: Dojo loyalty or personal gain?

I was once a member of a church where all the leading elders, the associate pastor and many of the top members left. There was a reason. About ten years later, I ran into one of the clueless members that was still there and he said to me, "Brother Jorge, when you, the associate pastor, all the elders and the top members of the church left, was there something wrong?" The only thing he didn't say was "Duh".
Friend, might I suggest to you that there is always more present than meets the eye and maybe some of the people that left did so quietly so as not to be dojo dividers.I can tell you now that the real truth might be way more than you thought it was. Don't look for what's wrong. Don't dig up dirt. Just follow your heart. Go check out the place where some of that energy went. You might find it again.
Best always,

"It is the philosophy that gives meaning to the method of training."
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