Originally posted by Shadow Hunter
By the same token, without a lot of experience, you are basically trusting your instructor to teach a strong form of Bujinkan without any holes or variations. If you study under a scmuck, your whole outlook will be shaped by him.
Ummm...what is soo scary about it? Getting a schmuck for an instructor? or just trusting your instructor to teach you correctly?
I tend to think that even to the inexperienced student, you have to give them credit that they are not going to be THAT STOOOPID! and not recognize a schmuck when they see one!
Student/Instructor relationship is extremely important if you ask me. It is a bond that is totally different than anything else and that is with all arts!
Originally posted by Technopunk
True... although I feel that I have been lucky in that I have had the opportunity to visit several bujinkan schools, and see how different instructors teach and move... Am I in a position to say who is the best, most accurate? Nope. But at least having a basis of comparison helps, I think.
I think that is great! Getting to see a variety of different instructors etc. Every instructor is different. Just look at Hatsumi Sensei, Nagato Sensei, Shirashi Sensei etc. Each one has their own unique "flavor" which I think makes things soo interesting! You just have to try the "flavors" out and pick the one you like the best and enjoy it! It doesn't matter who is best or most accurate. What matters is that YOU enjoy what you are doing!