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Old 12-20-2009, 10:08 AM   #10
Amir Krause
Dojo: Shirokan Dojo / Tel Aviv Israel
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 688
Re: Bara Bara training thoughts?

An old Jewish story tells of the Rabi, who has to settle a quarrel:
One person states his claims and the Rabi then says :you are right"
the opposing person states his claims and the Rabi then says :you are right".
Then the Rabi's wife who heard everything tells him: " How can they both be right after stating the exact opposite?"
and he answers - "You too are correct".

When I was in Japan (only for a visit), I had a very similar experience, while learning a small style, I wen to 3 different classes, and two of the teachers constantly claimed each of them was teaching the correct way, and each even claimed to have asserted it with the system founder (Sensei Minoro Hirai - founder of Korindo Aikido).
I just tried to remember how to act in each lesson, in order to learn as much as I could from each of them. Both had a lot to teach me, and if you ask me, both were correct, depending on the purpose of the exercise.

My advice to you is to try and examine do the solutions really conflict? e.g. Are they really addressing the exact same situation?

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