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Inquiring Mind
10-28-2016, 12:55 PM
I am curious if the major aikido organizations around the globe have a write code of ethics for instructors? Most dojo and/or the parent organization seem to have a something about proper dojo etiquette for the membership at large. This largely pertains to bowing, receiving instruction, cleaning the stinky gi's, etc, but not a formal code of ethics governing instructors.

Perhaps my google-fu is simply weak and it does exist?

fatebass21
02-23-2017, 05:27 AM
That's a good question. From what I have read and seen it is common conversation that there are sometimes drastic differences in how dojo/organizations stick to 'the traditional' or not. Also based on some very recent ethical dilemmas to come out of Japan and dojos/instructors there it would seem that a code of ethics does not exist in written form. But written or not would that garauntee anything?

lbb
02-23-2017, 07:17 AM
Birankai has a policy that covers harassment (sexual and otherwise), possibly other stuff as well? Not sure, it's posted in our dojo.

rugwithlegs
02-23-2017, 03:34 PM
Code of ethics and code of conduct to the bottom left corner above the footer.

http://www.aikikai.or.jp/eng/

What are the penalties and how could infractions be enforced are issues in and of themselves.