It is commonly acknowledged that to transmit knowledge is to influence eternity“Those who learn from us in turn will teach. In the transmission of knowledge, generations are woven into an historical fabric that connects us all. This is teaching as a great cosmic quilting bee.
Sen is a Japanese term that means before, or ahead. Sei means life, birth or living. Therefore, the sensei is a teacher. They are born before, therefore they are thought to have knowledge that inexperienced people do not. Therefore I broadly understand a sensei to be "one who has gone before". In the karate environment, a Sensei is seen to be a "teacher" or an "instructor", and therefore the term implies many years’ experience, and the achievement of high order of Karate skills and knowledge. Further it implies the ability to teach others, and contribute to their development. Sensei Adames is an "extra-ordinary" person, and is seen by others to be "different" and "more advanced" in crucial areas of human life. In the dojo environment Sensei Adames is a leader. Throughout history there have been numerous attempts to clearly identify "what is leadership". Sensei Adames has a good understanding of teaching principles. Sensei Adames is a human being who tries at all times to "do his best" for others. He is concerned about other’s needs and concerns. He is a great counselor and helps people work through problems. Sensei Adames understands and applies modern bio-mechanical and human performance principles to ensure a safe training environment. Sensei Adames is up to date, and maintains qualifications and expertise in all teaching skills and effective management practices. He is an effective Sensei with impeccable human relations skills, and has the ability to "lead" others. He is able to develop and maintain harmonious and effective relationships. In dealing with others and making decisions, Sensei Adames is seen to be fair to everybody. Fairness is defined by other people, not the Sensei, so the Sensei is alert to the feelings of other people. Sensei Adames instills, and develops others confidence in themselves.