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Four Sensei

I was speaking at class recently about our three Sensei, and then realized that we actually have four Sensei.

The first is the Sensei (person) who teaches us. We learn from him.

The second is the mirror, where we watch ourselves. We learn to correct ourselves.

The third is the kata itself. We learn the kata and the kata teaches us.

And the fourth is the students we teach. We learn as we teach them.

I'm sure there are other Sensei, but these are four that come to my mind.

You might be thinking that "daily" life is another Sensei. I would say that "daily life" is the dojo where we practice!


Charles C. Goodin