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Old 12-19-2002, 10:31 PM   #1
Paula Lydon
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oh dear...

~~How do you feel when you realize that you're 'teaching' a junior student simply by training with them? Unspoken or unacknowledged you, as their percieved senior, are teaching by example. It's not just on sensei up front, it's on you too.~~

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Old 12-19-2002, 10:44 PM   #2
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I often feel the greatest responsibility for teaching is burdened onto the training partners. My most effective learning and teaching has been as a training partner, regardless of who held the title of Sensei...

I feel this is the way it should be... If that makes any sense.
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Old 12-20-2002, 01:37 AM   #3
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I see it as an opportunity to learn the technique even better because you need to understand it a little more. I've always heard that the greatest teacher was the greatest student.

Darrell
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Old 12-20-2002, 09:58 AM   #4
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given that I outweigh everyone in the dojo by 50 pounds, and stand at least two inches taller than everyone, I'm always a learning experience for them
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Old 12-22-2002, 05:45 AM   #5
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Re: oh dear...

Quote:
Paula Lydon wrote:
~~How do you feel when you realize that you're 'teaching' a junior student simply by training with them? Unspoken or unacknowledged you, as their percieved senior, are teaching by example. It's not just on sensei up front, it's on you too.~~
It is exactly as you say. Whenever you are just training you act as an example to others, whether you lik it or not. This can be a burden to some, but it simply means train what you are supposed to train and try to do everything you do as perfect as possible. Be a worthy example.

Sometimes this is also used in class. For example, our club has a special 8 lessons course for people to get a introduction to Aikido. At this course 15 to 30 new people come. They have no clue and do not know what to do, and some things we dont tell them. At the beginning of the class of course all the seniors bow, and after 2 times everybody knows you have to bow at the beginning without being told so.

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Old 12-30-2002, 08:08 PM   #6
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You teach everyone you meet.

"The martial arts progress from the complex to the simple."
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:44 PM   #7
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Learn when teaching...

Be a student while one is a teacher...

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Old 12-31-2002, 09:04 AM   #8
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Re: oh dear...

Quote:
Paula Lydon wrote:
~~How do you feel when you realize that you're 'teaching' a junior student simply by training with them?
Honored

Humbled

Hopeful, that I don't show them anything too wrong.

Until again,

Lynn

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