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Maybetrue
Yellow Belt
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Joined: 25 Sep 2015
Posts: 78
Location: USA
Styles: karate

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used to think like that when i was younger. just train,etc... but when you lose that physical aspects due to age you begin to realize that the true instructors are the one that can pass knowledge and continue the art. IT DOES HELP with credibility that the instructor was a great technician and kumite man when he was younger so you know that instructor is teaching thru execution and experience.

just my non 2 cents.
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sensei8
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 14444
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybetrue wrote:
i used to think like that when i was younger. just train,etc... but when you lose that physical aspects due to age you begin to realize that the true instructors are the one that can pass knowledge and continue the art. IT DOES HELP with credibility that the instructor was a great technician and kumite man when he was younger so you know that instructor is teaching thru execution and experience.

just my non 2 cents.

Solid post!!

Your 2 cents, imho, is worth trillions!! Limited physical aspects, as you've pointed out, are taken into consideration by that one tireless witness...The Floor!! As I get older, I'll be 58 this October, limitations are beginning to appear, and without my permission, and I'm learning to adapt to my limitations, but I can still teach! I might not be that spry whippersnapper anymore, but my value on the floor is my knowledge/experience of 51 years on the floor, and because I can still teach, I can pass my knowledge/experience to those wanting it.

Credibility exists, and when realized, the floor bow's out of the equation, and unbridled training continues without reservations!



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JR 137
KF Sempai
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Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 2377
Location: In the dojo
Styles: Seido Juku

PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The floor" perhaps taken to the next level...


The Guy in the Glass
by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934

When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,
And think you're a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

http://www.theguyintheglass.com/gig.htm

The first time I heard it was when I was pledging my fraternity. One by one we were brought into an empty and dark room with only a candle and mirror. The person who'd later become my big brother read it while he was out of sight. Then you'd sit there for what seemed like forever until you were lead out of the room. Very powerful. I live my life, and subsequently my MA training according to what the poem says. Not that I'm some converted follower of a poet cult, but the poem speaks nothing but the truth.
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