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Old 03-01-2008, 07:42 AM   #23
Dojo: Unity Aikido
Location: Hobart
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11
Re: Training Problems after Shodan

Hi Justin you sound like you have truly become Shodan(first step) and you are now becoming more conscious of your movement. Also we never want to say we "know" this would be a grave error as it would close us off to further learning. My Sensei is 7th Dan and quite regularly almost every time she steps on the mat discover something new in movements and techniques she has practiced for over 40 years. I myself am Sandan spending anywhere from 15 to 20 hours on the mat each and every week for the last 8 1/2 years i even live in the dojo and i always make intention to approach each and every class as if it was my first, so my feeling is that for us "baby dans" the best thing we can say is "we know we do not know" and remain dedicated to our training. Peace and good luck.
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