The Wrong Reasons To Become An Uchi Deshi

The wrong reasons are so numerous that I can’t possibly think of all of them.  Here are the most common I’ve seen.

1. You need a cheap place to stay while staying in New York.

2. You want to meet a lot of hot guys.

3. You want to meet a lot of hot girls.

4. You want to train, but you hate doing chores or teaching beginners.

5. You don’t want to get a ‘real’ job.

6. You want to become rich (as in money).

7. You have only been practicing Aikido for a short time, and you think the uchi deshi are really cool, and it would be totally awesome to be one.