Mar 18 2009

Demanding Knowledge

Published by at 10:02 pm under Training at Home

It has finally happened.  I have students who are asking me for the information.  What do I need to know, what do I have to work on at home.  If my tear glands had not atrophied years ago I would be crying with joy.

There is something to be said about self motivation.  I have said before that I need to provide the information, but it must also be retained.  Ask me what you want to know, I will tell you.  If you need something before that to grasp the concept, I will let you know.  If you want the one concept that you need to work on (as far as I am concerned) I will give it to you.  I want to make you better than I am faster than I got there.

Nothing would make me happier than attending classes taught by a former student.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Demanding Knowledge”

  1. BRon 21 Mar 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Hey Ant,

    Long time no talk, is it because you finally know who I am on a certain networking site now? LOL!

    Anyway, interesting stuff.

    I think if a student is not at a certain level and/or ready to receive said information, it could prove detrimental to his or her own growth.

    Oftentimes, some students may feel as though things are being kept from them or being held “secret”. However, there are teachers out there who like to propagate this nonsense to make themselves feel better when they don’t actually know how to best answer the student or give him/her what he/she is “seeking”.

    Those points being said, the student(s) should understand this point and just train diligently, knowing that there really are no “secrets” in this art – everything has its time and place to be discovered.

    I hope this is of some help and that we are on the same relative page here.

  2. Antonon 24 Mar 2009 at 6:09 pm

    No Secrets? Don’t tell them that you can only become good by hard work, they may give up. I figure half of the Bujinkan is only around waiting for the secret ninja stuff. We can’t be disappointing them can we?

  3. BRon 26 Mar 2009 at 1:00 am

    I will go out on a limb here and guess that you said this with tongue firmly in cheek.

    That being said, what I’ve said and believe about this still stands.

    The half of the Bujinkan you’re talking about are just fooling themselves with their absurdist ninja/samurai/naruTARD fantasies.
    For them the Bujinkan was like an anime-style wet dream come true.

  4. Antonon 26 Mar 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Yes the response was tongue and cheek, but I will say this, I can’t have you bad mouthing Naruto on my site :P

  5. Bon 10 Dec 2011 at 1:26 am

    does this mean I can ask about 9 cutting fingers,? I asked once

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