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Old 10-15-2013, 11:10 PM   #3
Dojo: Aikido of Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 188
Ai symbol Re: What is a professional budo teacher?

Inevitably, there often seems to be a conflict of interest. There typically seems to be more pressure to get students in the dojo, perhaps to teach certain techniques that will attract and retain students than teaching a wider curriculum that is better for them and maintains the integrity of the art. In addition, there could be increased pressure to promote students in rank more quickly than typical to keep them coming back and ultimately, to keeps the lights on and make a profit.
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