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Old 11-24-2010, 07:04 PM   #22
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: Jan 2008
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United Kingdom
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?
If you were studying Engineering , Medicine or any other subject at University would you expect /hope to have text books to assist you in your studies?Would you read different text books to review the viewpoints of different academics to get an insight into the views of these experienced guys?I think the answers would be Yes.The same applies to Aikido.If a guy feels that books are useful tools then whats the harm? Its a matter of choice whether to refer to books at home as a adjunct to training.I would not expect the guy to carry 5 volumes of Saito Senseis books tucked dsicreetly in his inside his jacket while practicing on the tatami.
Cheers, Joe.
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