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Old 03-28-2003, 09:39 AM   #12
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Unfortunately teachers don't get to train as much as students! Therefore progression of students can be expected to be more rapid. However many teachers have a vast experience in aikido, and when they teach they only touch a small part of this. What you don't see are the stages that person has gone through to develop the aikido which they are now teaching you. Students may exceed their teachers ability, but to be able to teach as well may require a far broader experience.

---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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