I enjoyed your tale - Thank You for sharing.
I wish I could have some of what your dojo has to offer. I feel it is neccessary to leave my dojo within 15mins, to let my sensei get on with a busy, demanding life. I am trying to learn the history and traditions of my chosen MA, but it is hard without someone to guide me - praise Fighting Arts for helping out there.
As Eyrie says, there are pupils in search of the right teacher - maybe in a couple of years I will leave my dojo and find that special one.
p.s. Wadowomen, you sound like a great teacher. I hope all teachers can spot the serious ones, I`m still getting surprised by people I "thought" were serious.
[This message has been edited by jabber (edited 03-10-2005).]