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Old 03-03-2005, 04:09 PM   #12
Jill N
Dojo: K-W Ki Aikido (Kitchener, Ont)
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 119
Re: multiple teachers in one dojo

Hi all:

Well said, Dave. I think there is a lot of advantage to students getting different perspectives on training. We are all different physically, emotionally, learning styles, etc etc. Each instructor comes with different life experiences and different talents. I like to encourage people to see more possibilities and choices, not to get the idea that there is only one right way. (i have this approach generally as well as in aikido- I do a lot of things other than teach Aikido) So... the more the merrier with ideas about how to think about technique, and drills and movement exercises (as long as it is safe practice) and then when we approach testing time, I rein in to the techniques we are looking for specifically for the test. Then is the time to rein in the other instructors.

e ya later
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