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Old 04-16-2009, 08:08 AM   #26
Phil Van Treese
Dojo: Tampa Judo and Aikido Dojo, Tampa, Fl
Location: Tampa, Florida
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Re: The Joy of Aikido, Are We missing it?

Having had Gozo Shioda Shihan as an instructor, he was usually smiling while teaching. When I teach, I keep a sense of humor and I use it. It relaxes the class but at the same time gets the point across. If you are stern all the time, students tend to not have a good time learning and slowly begin to drift away. Humor definitely helps and eases tensions while learning a technique.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:44 PM   #27
Dan Richards
Dojo: Latham Eclectic
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Re: The Joy of Aikido, Are We missing it?

Randy, our dojo is on the coast of SC in Pawleys Island, below Myrtle Beach.

We train traditional Japanese martial arts. We also have a lot of fun. We take the training itself 100% seriously. What we don't take seriously is ourselves.

Lots of joy and laughs around our way. You're invited any time. : )
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