Re: Group versus Individual
I must add that I am a strong believer in the student/teacher relationship at least with respect to myself and my own teacher. As a result if there is a conflict between what I think is necessary for my Budo growth and what he thinks - I will take his advise. A conscious choice on my part and though only exercised on a few occasions, no less difficult because I too am highly individualistic by nature.
I suspect we are talking about the same thing. I certainly don't do what I do because the group does it but because my teacher trains us in that particular way. To get the most benefit out of it I have to consider the group and help them get the most benefit out my individual action. This is the qualitative difference that I am trying to get across.