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Old 03-14-2009, 07:28 PM   #55
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Dojo: Iwae Dojo
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Re: The ego and the martial arts

Joseph Madden wrote: View Post
I have yet to enter ANY dojo where there haven't been inflated egos, and that goes for the instructors as well. In fact, the ratio of super sized egos to truly humble practitioners of the art was 5 to 1. In fact, the entire discussion is ego based.
As are all discussions, for the most part, right?

Joseph Madden wrote: View Post
Everyone, including myself, trying to point out THEIR opinion.
Offering anyone else's opinion would be pointless, wouldn't it?

Joseph Madden wrote: View Post
This whole ego and the martial arts discussion? Its all about ego. It always has been.
An appropriately managed ego is an important thing to offer to our training partners. Discussion is one approach to it understanding what that might be.


Tarik Ghbeish
Jiyūshin-ryū AikiBudō - Iwae Dojo

MASAKATSU AGATSU -- "The true victory of self-mastery."
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