Thread: Equitable?
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:17 PM   #75
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Connecticut
Location: East Haven, CT
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Re: Equitable?

Peter Rehse wrote:
The old adage about leading a horse to water comes to mind.

I think the only thing a sensei is obligated to do is make a path available for those who wish to follow it. If others are getting something else out of it who's to complain.
No one should complain -- UNLESS those others who are getting something else out of practice start interfering with the people in the dojo who would like to be following the path provided to them by the sensei. Then the teacher should feel obligated to do something about it.

Heck, I agree that gender disparity can be a major issue. I've actually been implementing plans to address it and make it better for the future. I just don't think complaining about it without contributing any ideas about how to improve the situation gets us anywhere new.

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