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Old 12-30-2005, 06:25 AM   #12
Thomas Milton
Location: Bonita Springs
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3
Re: teachers who don't speak

My first teacher was Juba ( Nour, 5th ? Dan under TK Chiba Shihan), and he said very little. The only things he said on the mat were "you're too stiff", and "no talking". My second, TS Okuyama Sensei just paced the mat with a Cheshire -cat smile.The lesson was this: when the teacher starts talking, the student stops moving. Period. And it can degrade to a condition where precious time that might be spent moving is wasted standing.

No Talking!

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