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Old 03-06-2005, 09:51 AM   #18
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 375
Re: multiple teachers in one dojo

Doesn't rank and title represent experience and authority?

Budo, as with most things in Japan, wasn't meant to be a democracy. If you are an instructor in a dojo you are expected to teach to a standard that is set by those that out rank you. If you are the head master of a dojo then you have the right to demand anything. Of course if you demand too much you may left with yourself as the only person to teach to.

I think most dojos are a member of an organization such as Yoshinkai, Shodokan, Aikikai etc. How strict are your organizations when it comes to instructor performance? Are there any evaluations? I always thought that instructors in a dojo must teach to a specific syllabus.
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