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Old 06-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #29
Carsten Möllering
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Re: Why people don't like Aikikai?

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
T... What is their motivation to remain affiliated?
Can't say.

My teacher and other teachers around me do have personel ties to hombu or to certain shihan. I am used to teachers who lived in Japan, be it for some months, be it for some years. When having a meals during seminar, it sometimes happens they start to talk Japanese while remembering stories. And not only the teachers, but my sempai also started to go to Japan on a regular base.
And I am used to teachers coming over from Japan to give seminars here.

In my context I myself (sandan) am a member of the first generation that is not directly connected to hombu or Japan through our own biography but only through our teachers or sempai. So me / we will have to find our way of being connected - or letting go.

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