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Old 11-07-2004, 11:30 PM   #9
Melissa Fischer
Dojo: Tenzan Aikido/Seattle Holistic Center
Location: Seattle, Wa USA
Join Date: Nov 2001
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Re: Poll: How often do you verbally correct students senior to yourself who are making mistakes during aikido training?

How do you identify a "mistake" if you are the junior? There have been times when I thought a senior was doing something wrong only to discover that they were working on a different level, maybe a variation I didn't know yet. Then I'm glad I went with the "empty cup" approach.
Humility often seems to come with high rank, so occasionally someone will ask for feedback, then I say what I can. Also, we have teacher's training classes where we are encouraged to sort to disregard rank and make comments as if we were all equals.
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