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Old 07-23-2010, 05:43 AM   #11
David Yap
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Re: aikido politics - implications on training opportunities

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
...I suspect that the policies of the Aikikai Australia precisely reflect the thoughts of Sugano Shihan about a correct teaching/learning relationship, as applied to organizations.
Hello Prof Goldsbury,

I think you are spot on. This is mirrored in the Malaysia Aikido Association which Sugano shihan also heads. It was a common knowledge in the aikido community here that a very senior founding member of the association left the organization due to teaching methodology that is inconsistent with that set by Sugano shihan.

I hope luck will be with him this 3rd time, now that he has allied himself with another Japanese shihan who is very strict with protocol and loyalty issues, perhaps even more stricter than Sugano shihan.


David Y
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