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Old 05-03-2006, 05:03 AM   #7
David Yap
Join Date: Jun 2003
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Re: Can different Aikido Schools crosstrain?

Hi Koren,
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Koren Ko Jen Foo wrote:
Well, since Aikido is such a big family.
Just like in any BIG family, sometime Uncle Ray is not talking to Uncle Ju; dad refuses to have anything to do with Auntie Mille in mum's side of the family; mum is not talking to grandmum, etc.

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But often different aikido school trainees don't cross-train.
We kids do. Of course, we don't disclose to our parents.

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Why?
Or on what condition someone will/can train other school?
Some (but not all) of our parents threaten to disown us if they found out that we have been mixing with the "bad" relatives.

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Especially if the Aikido community is small and not the most popular of a place.
The smaller the community, the BIGGER the differences

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Clark Bateman wrote:
My suggestion, which is as much a matter of respect as anything else, is to ask your instructor for his/her opinion on the subject prior to establishing other training relationships. You, of course, have the final say.
This, IMO, is a very sound advice. But I would think twice about the "final say" part

Best training

David Y
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