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Old 03-25-2006, 10:00 AM   #8
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Re: Beginners Retention Rates

Young-In Park wrote:
Basically a dojo should teach beginners how to stretch, roll and some exercise (ie aiki taiso & how to punch) before throwing them into the general dojo population.
More personal attention to beginners by the advanced belts. That makes sense to me, not only for learning the basics better/faster but also for feeling a part of the larger group.

The problem may be the senior students seeing the beginners as theirs and not following the overall curriculum or protocol of the school.

Nice insight, compliments and appreciation.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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