Hi all, I am just wondering what the general recommended approach is to someone who clearly is a bad training partner for your particular personality (not saying they are a bad martial artist! Just not for me personally). I'll put this into context. I recently trained with someone who is not my regular training partner. I met up with them at their place recently as my usual training partner was unwell and they wanted to do "some drills". First 20 minutes was spent with them waving a bokken through the air in zorro style slashes as opposed to controlled cuts. Then when I asked if we could actually do some training they picked a technique and we drilled it 3 times. Twice with them as Tori, getting the fundamentals wrong and once with them as Uke when they kept trying to "teach" me what I was doing incorrectly - even though I was following the steps I had written down in my notes after we'd trained that in class. They then proceeded to do some basic ukemi for all of 5 minutes before saying "well that was a great training session! we should do it again soon" and calling it a day :S How do you tell someone that you don't want to train with them anymore as you find it counter productive (and a complete waste of time)? More so, how do you tell someone who is convinced they are God's gift to MA that they are full of it and you really don't think they should be "teaching" when their own technique is off so badly?