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LLLEARNER
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We, of the SKKA, do not interfere with dojo politics whatsoever because we respectfully honor the boundaries that exist between the dojo's and the Governing Body, us; they've their agenda and we've ours.

Understand, at the SKKA's earliest days of a spouting network of dojo's, the SKKA DID interfere with dojo politics heavily. However, that was very short lived once Soke realized just how damaging that was to the whole, and not just to the parts; that made all of the differences.

Sure, the SKKA still does visit ever dojo within the SKKA network, with a visual presence, but that role is purely supportive, and not dictatorial.





What you do seems ideal. You provide a basic structure to ensure the integrity of the overall training, but provide enough freedom for a business owner to operate according to their needs and conscience.
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LLLEARNER
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
We, of the SKKA, do not interfere with dojo politics whatsoever because we respectfully honor the boundaries that exist between the dojo's and the Governing Body, us; they've their agenda and we've ours.

Understand, at the SKKA's earliest days of a spouting network of dojo's, the SKKA DID interfere with dojo politics heavily. However, that was very short lived once Soke realized just how damaging that was to the whole, and not just to the parts; that made all of the differences.

Sure, the SKKA still does visit ever dojo within the SKKA network, with a visual presence, but that role is purely supportive, and not dictatorial.





More influence by the Soke may have worked in a more conformist culture, but, the US is not very conformist. He was wise enough to realize a change needed to be made and humble enough to realize he needed to change.
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sensei8
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Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LLLEARNER wrote:
sensei8 wrote:
We, of the SKKA, do not interfere with dojo politics whatsoever because we respectfully honor the boundaries that exist between the dojo's and the Governing Body, us; they've their agenda and we've ours.

Understand, at the SKKA's earliest days of a spouting network of dojo's, the SKKA DID interfere with dojo politics heavily. However, that was very short lived once Soke realized just how damaging that was to the whole, and not just to the parts; that made all of the differences.

Sure, the SKKA still does visit ever dojo within the SKKA network, with a visual presence, but that role is purely supportive, and not dictatorial.





What you do seems ideal. You provide a basic structure to ensure the integrity of the overall training, but provide enough freedom for a business owner to operate according to their needs and conscience.

Thank you!! It wasn't an easy road to pave, but Soke and Dai-Soke were sensitive to those boundaries. But it wasn't always that way!! The SKKA had to not just teach lessons, but they had to learn how to learn lessons as well.



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sensei8
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Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LLLEARNER wrote:
sensei8 wrote:
We, of the SKKA, do not interfere with dojo politics whatsoever because we respectfully honor the boundaries that exist between the dojo's and the Governing Body, us; they've their agenda and we've ours.

Understand, at the SKKA's earliest days of a spouting network of dojo's, the SKKA DID interfere with dojo politics heavily. However, that was very short lived once Soke realized just how damaging that was to the whole, and not just to the parts; that made all of the differences.

Sure, the SKKA still does visit ever dojo within the SKKA network, with a visual presence, but that role is purely supportive, and not dictatorial.





More influence by the Soke may have worked in a more conformist culture, but, the US is not very conformist. He was wise enough to realize a change needed to be made and humble enough to realize he needed to change.

While Soke has never read, "Who Moved My Cheese", he slowly learned that change was inevitable...change or die...he choose to live.



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