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Old 03-03-2009, 02:52 PM   #18
Joe McParland
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Dojo: Sword Mountain Aikido & Zen
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Re: Master/slave relationship and Instructor with ego

David Soroko wrote: View Post
This is incorrect, pleasant personality or high moral standards have nothing to do with rank promotion in Aikido.
Joe McParland wrote: View Post
That is not technically correct either. Rank is often used as a carrot or a stick in shaping students, dojos, and larger organizations. It can be used skillfully or abusively. And if attaining rank is what drives you, then you are subject to the power of the one who grants it.
David Soroko wrote: View Post
A real world counter example to my statement?
I will not promote you with that attitude, David!

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