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Old 06-15-2014, 02:35 PM   #7
Janet Rosen
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Re: In Praise of Selfishness

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
During my own recent test prep, my trainers/ukes helped with this, doing things like warning off junior students who wanted to practice with me. Having a dojo culture that supports training selfishness definitely helps.

Indeed. At our dojo is is made general knowledge when people are preparing to advance in rank, be it for 5th kyu or for shodan, and often portions of classes are set up to focus on the things they need bolstering in and/or they are teamed with specific training partners.

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