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ecently I met another martial artteacher and he told me he was sotired when he teaches. When Iasked him why he said that he teachesfrom the early afternoon until lateevening. He starts with his beginnersclasses and then has his senior classes. Ihad always heard of people havingbeginner classes but, to be honest, I havenever understood why.I suppose everyone teaches how they were taught. For myself, I learnt inthe traditional way in my teacher’shome. Today this is very rare. When youstudy at someone’s home you get toknow each other better andso become closer. This is how I studied with my WingChun teacher Ip Chun, my Qigong teacher YangMeijun and even with ChenTaijiquan teacher ChenXiao Wang and NorthernShaolin Quan teacher WuChun Yuen. As I studied withthem we became very close.In the traditionalChinese way of teachingthere are no beginners or seniors classes. There areusually not a lot of people,only a few, so you becomecloser, like a family andbecause of this, we are moreopen and the teacher will getto know us more. When theteacher knows you more, then heor she will trust you more and soteach you more. As a student we respect theteacher because we know that he or shehas a high level of skill. We are happy that we have a chance to study with sucha great teacher so we just follow whatthe rest of the students do. If everyoneis standing around not doing anything,then we would not be able to tell whichperson is senior or who is junior. We canonly tell when they start to practise. Of course, for a beginner everyone is their senior and everyone looks impressive.Usually, in the beginning theteacher will send a senior to teach youthe basics and when you have progressed
“Whenever the teacher tells you something you
will pay more
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