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Old 01-16-2014, 11:26 AM   #21
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Re: Teacher OKs "Avoid[ing] touching females on religious grounds"

Susan Dalton wrote: View Post
Eventually I realized I was in a safe, respectful place, and I learned to work with everyone, just as my students learn to do.
Yes agreed.

Connect and blend with the resistance until they see the error in their perceptions.

I have encountered people who were certainly training with a different intensity and intent than I wanted. I didn't ask permission or discuss it, I just did not choose to train with them. When they asked my why, I was honest about owning by own reasons.

With time and training, we eventually usually bridged that gap.

If they have already learned the lessons, they would not be entering the dojo and asking for instruction.

Guess I didn't know I would be judged harshly for acting on what I believed was in our mutual best interest.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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