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Old 03-28-2003, 08:57 AM   #11
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
This is an interesting thread. One of the things that happens to all of us is the physical deterioration of aging-sorry but we cannot escape it. So, from a physical perspective the younger students may develop better physical skills and their technique may be technically superior if their instructor is older or in physically poor health. I'm sure O'Sensei did not have the same physical skills at the end that he possessed at his peak. That being said, I doubt that a student will surpass the knowledge base of an instructor that continues to train and learn. If the instructor stops his or her personal growth then I could see the student surpassing them.
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