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Old 10-14-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 168
Do symbol When Can an Instructor Stop Training?

Note my question is not about an instructor ceasing to *learn*, as I know that I learn when I have to lead a class. But I think we all know of an instructor who no longer trains. The only night you see them in the dojo is on their night to teach or at a promotion.

This sort of instructor might even go to seminars but duck out after the first hour or so, disappearing for the remainder of the day.

Heck, I might be shaking the pillars of the aikido community with this question, but I want to know what others think.

Does there come a time when an instructor need not actively train?

Does there come a time when an instructor need not train at all?

If not, then what do you say about those who do not train? Not only those around us who might not train, but the noted 'pillars' of the aikido community?

It's a sad irony: In U's satori, he forgot every technique he ever knew; since then, generations of doka have spent their whole careers trying to remember.
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