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Old 09-30-2002, 02:13 PM   #16
opherdonchin
Dojo: Baltimore Aikido
Location: Baltimore
Join Date: Jul 2002
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I also worry a lot about favoritism when I teach (or even as a senior student in the class). I wrestle with it by making sure that I maintain fairly strict regimen's of rotation in putting in who I train with, or who I give my teaching time too. I am not as 'considerate' in choosing my uke since I feel that my own comfort is a key aspect of effectively conveying technique. Still, even with the issue of who I train with or approach with advice, I wonder whether I am being overly strict with myself. Like in all things, I believe the right answer to any situation of conflict is one that makes me more comfortable. On this issue, I still haven't found an approach that really makes me comfortable.

Yours in Aiki
Opher
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