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Old 08-25-2004, 02:16 AM   #22
David Yap
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 561
Re: Should everyone teach?

Lee Price wrote:
Well sadly this does seem to happen...I have trained under one teacher here in Japan who clearly had no real interest in teaching anyone...made no real attempts to explain or correct...just demonstrated (well practised in front of us) about 20 techniques in a two hour period and then stood bye and watched as we poorly tried to emulate.
This meant that nearly everyone in the dojo had their "own" version of each technique..everyone teaching each other mistake upon mistake this meant after two years I was barely 4th que when really here in two years you should make Shodan.
Hi Lee,

Except for the shodan in two years part, I tend to agree with you from my experience in previous dojo. It brings to mind the sensei with the one-foot stance leaning against the dojo wall, arms on his chest and his chin resting on one of his hands and watching the class with amusement. I always wonder what was he thinking all that time ($$$? ).

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