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Old 03-15-2005, 10:21 PM   #16
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Re: Article - PCS Conditioning in Budo

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Ignatius Teo wrote:
I'm not sure if you are intentionally trying to come across as arrogant and blasť..., but I don't agree with the attitude that if they can't hack it, they should not be there, or come back when they can.
I prefer to call it responsiblity for the group and the individual involved.

I made it clear that the requirement for beginners is quite low and an effort is made to help those with trouble. However, after all that if it is still too much I sure am not qualified to help.

The thrust of Aikido training is martial technique not therapy. Frankly I would consider the assumption that you are qualified to help a person with serious problems without the required training (which Aikido does not provide) the height of arrogance.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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