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Old 10-21-2004, 02:42 PM   #22
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Re: Different dojo populations...

Fred Little wrote:
Well, yes. Except that my experience has been that most of my teachers also very gently but firmly discouraged not only uke-teaching, but most forms of verbal class participant teaching, whether uke, nage, kohai, or sempai.
I think I would have a hard time training in this environment on a regular basis.

We are encouraged and expected to teach during class. In my sensei's class there is some attention paid to rank. Usually the lower ranked person waits to be asked by the higher ranked person before giving advice. In my class we tend to have a free flowing exchange of info across the board.


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