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Old 11-05-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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Student Qualities/Characteristics

Hi everyone,

To follow up on this thread...

Without naming names, what qualities and characteristics of an aikido student impress you most?

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Old 11-05-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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humble and cooperative....not speaking as an actual aikido instructor though;-)
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Old 11-05-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
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How about open to instruction (not needing to be dragged through everything).

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Old 11-05-2004, 08:22 PM   #4
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Someone who shows up to train (or watch) consistantly.

--Michael

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Old 11-05-2004, 10:26 PM   #5
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Someone with a positive and friendly attitude.

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Old 11-05-2004, 11:32 PM   #6
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I like someone who asks questions; voices uncertainty or concerns; doesn't just say 'yes Sensei'. It shows they're thinking; not just trying to learn by rote.

Answers are only easy when they're incomplete.
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:02 AM   #7
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Somebody with God-like strength, killer good looks, girls hanging from their biceps.

Somebody like.....me!
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:49 AM   #8
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The willingness to share the girls.

Considering the state of one of your arms Jesse - you should be thankful.

Seriously. Someone who attends consistently, knows how to drive their own training and is willing to help those with less experience.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:47 AM   #9
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Consistent attendance, openness to learn, a positive respectful attitude, a good sense of humor, and humility.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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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 11-07-2004, 12:08 AM   #10
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Quote:
Lynn Seiser wrote:
Consistent attendance, openness to learn, a positive respectful attitude, a good sense of humor, and humility.
All this and pays dues on time without having to be reminded

Bronson (who really hates having to remind people to pay their dues)

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Old 11-07-2004, 09:12 AM   #11
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I guess I could only think of the qualities/characteristics I don't want...

1. Come to class late and leave early so as to not help laying out the mats and put them away.

2. Only comes to class to talk.

3. Finds any excuse to get out of or disrupt training.

4. Keeps trying to teach everyone including the teachers.

5. The "In my style we do it this way..." guy.

6. The "I should be at the top because I have a blackbelt in some other style" guy.

7. Injures other students.

8. Rude to others and talks back or disrespects the teachers.

9. Comes only to challenge people to a fight.

10. Doesn't keep himself clean.

11. Comes to the school drunk.
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