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Old 03-17-2004, 07:18 PM   #26
Ian Williams
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 136
I would LOVE if I was the only student to turn up to my Jujitsu training. One on one attention with the Sensei would be a godsend to me. All that time for him to concentrate on me and hone my technique!

Tsutsumi Ryu Jujitsu
Adelaide, South Australia

Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure
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Old 03-18-2004, 10:57 PM   #27
Location: Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 7
I reckon....

If I am paying for the instruction, he has an obligation to provide it. Otherwise I will take my money elsewhere.

If it's non-profit, then I would assume he cares THAT much more to improve my technique since he is doing it without any sort of material gain for himself.
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:04 AM   #28
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
For those who expressed it, I do understand the feeling of terrible discouragement but having said that, I would never cancel a class. I don't have that problem in my dojo now but I have been in churches where the hope was high and only a few showed up. It does feel terrible but you always go on, even for the few. As far as aikido goes, if one shows up, we train, if no one shows up, I would train with the bokken or jo for the hour. I could work on the thousand cuts a day my shihan said we should do!

"It is the philosophy that gives meaning to the method of training."
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:55 AM   #29
George S. Ledyard
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Dojo: Aikido Eastside
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Class Number

Mark Reader once said, "I refuse to run class with any fewer than one student". I always like that...

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:25 AM   #30
Larry Feldman
Dojo: Atlanta School of Aikido
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 373
Teaching one student is part of the responsibility you assume when you deceide to teach. Especially considering the drive you make.

It is a geat opportunity for the teacher to break a sweat, instead of the usual 'point and grunt' part of teaching.

My more experienced students look forward to the Christmas holidays when many don't come around and we get in private or semi-private lessons.
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Old 03-21-2004, 11:10 AM   #31
Chris Li
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Dojo: Aikido Sangenkai
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Re: Class Number

George S. Ledyard wrote:
Mark Reader once said, "I refuse to run class with any fewer than one student". I always like that...
I've "taught" more than once when I was the only person in the room - teacher or student, my view is that I am there to train. The number of people ought only to affect the content of the training, not the training itself, IMO.



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