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Old 01-28-2005, 04:10 PM   #10
Pauliina Lievonen
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Dojo: Jiki Shin Kan Utrecht
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Re: Training in other schools of aikido

Jean de Rochefort wrote:
What I am saying, is that our anonymous friend KNOWS the price of this instuctor's time. That price is monthly dues AND total commitment to only that style/instructor.

Sure, he has the right to go elsewhere. I'm not saying that he MUST stay. I'm only saying, pay the price or be honest that you're not willing to do so.
I've been in this situation and I chose to leave.

In my opinion, a "loyalty" that is forced is false loyalty and not worth much. The loyalty that I feel for my current teacher comes from mutual respect and trust and is worth so much more. It doesn't stop me from visiting other schools and seminars. It keeps me coming back though.

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