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Old 10-14-2004, 09:30 PM   #7
PeterR
 
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Re: When Can an Instructor Stop Training?

Hi David;

I think we see things the same way in this regard.

I consider Budo a journey where physical training is an integral part. I can understand age modifying the demands you place on your body but to alter it because you are now an instructor raises one main problem.

It implies that you have arrived at your goal setting the stage for stagnation. The position of sensei in its literal sense is one who has gone/lived before which implies a constant movement forward to maintain that position. Leading by example.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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