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Old 04-02-2008, 10:28 AM   #23
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Re: Abuse of Authority in Aikido

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Bill Danosky wrote: View Post
There should always be a quid pro quo arrangement with osoji- If I'm training new students, I'd expect to receive some extra individual instruction from Sensei. If I'm getting rained on in practice, I don't mind helping put on a new roof, metaphorically speaking.

Our dojo is an S-corp, so when there's money left over after our building rent and insurance we use it to pay for maintenence materials and ALL the students and teachers volunteer the labor.

Done in the right spirit, osoji is a great character builder. And I've seen Aikido turn some knuckleheads into decent people. That right there means nobody's getting taken.
Well said...Thank You from an Ex-Knucklehead.

William Hazen
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