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Old 03-03-2005, 04:03 AM   #9
maikerus
Dojo: Roppongi Yoshinkan Aikido / Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Location: Tokyo
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Re: multiple teachers in one dojo

Our dojo is a democracy unless there is a disagreement where a decision has to be made. Then my sempai gets to choose. <wry grin>

We never argue in front of students and often discuss our differences in teaching styles and techniques. Sometimes off to the side while everyone else is practicing, sometimes in the changeroom and sometimes over beer.

We have a really good working relationship and I believe that the differences in both our teaching styles and the focus of what we teach within each technique benefit the students.

When it comes down to the "proper" way to do a technique, we ask the chief instructor at hombu and follow his answer...to the best of our ability <g>

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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