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Old 04-02-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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Question Beginner to Something more?

I recently saw a post using the term Junior Aikidoist (or something like it) and it brought a question to mind.

When does one stop feeling/being a beginner/junior and start being considered something more?



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Old 04-02-2007, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Beginner to Something more?

If you truly study a budo such as Aikido, then you never do. Always keep a beginners mind and always be a student.

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Old 04-02-2007, 10:02 AM   #3
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Re: Beginner to Something more?

Hm. I like your point.

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Old 04-02-2007, 11:13 AM   #4
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Re: Beginner to Something more?

IMHO, allow others to think of you as something more, but always think of yourself as a beginner. Always look forward to being a beginner on the next level of training and keep progressing.

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We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:15 AM   #5
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Re: Beginner to Something more?

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Dylan Clements wrote: View Post
When does one stop feeling/being a beginner/junior and start being considered something more?



When some damn kid calls you "sir".


"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:02 PM   #6
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Re: Beginner to Something more?

When the advice you give actually works
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:45 PM   #7
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Re: Beginner to Something more?

After you've beaten up a total of 50 people, then you have moved on to the next stage...

Or what Lynn Seiser said.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:36 PM   #8
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Re: Beginner to Something more?

Keeping the beginner's mind will prevent you from feeling too self-important, and will allow you to absorb valuable knowledge, regardless of the source. When others begin to think of you as more than a beginner is entirely up to them, and you shouldn't worry too much about it.
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