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Old 01-28-2005, 06:11 PM   #11
Chris Li
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Dojo: Aikido Sangenkai
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Re: Training in other schools of aikido

Pauliina Lievonen wrote:
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.

I would too. The fact of the matter is, you can't force people to do something that they don't want to - they end up leaving anyway and all that happens is a lot of resentment and hurt feelings is generated along the way.



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