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Old 03-07-2005, 12:57 AM   #20
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: multiple teachers in one dojo

Hi Jesse,

Don`t you think that in the surface sense of things, rank and title represent experience and authority in Japan? Of course, experience and authority often don`t equal ability. It has been my experience that in Japan, one is supposed to adhere to the ranking system in the dojo in terms of what one should do. This may or may not be the best way to do things, but that would be a separate topic. I post this mainly because although you live in Japan what you have written is not what one might call basic Japanese sensibilities. (for right or wrong)

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