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Old 10-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #4
Ryan Seznee
Dojo: Does it matter?
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 102
Re: Supplement teaching with books?

Christopher Barry wrote: View Post

Is it OK for a Sensei to supplement his/her teaching with Aikido books on the market?
I never understood things like this. If you can't get the technique in class with an instructor, how would you even hope to grasp it by a book or internet thread? Aikido books make great conversational pieces (heck, I have a slew of them from a bunch of different people), but they add about as much to your Aikido as watching a kung-fu movie. It is the difference between having a computer verses having the box to the computer.
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