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Old 04-12-2005, 08:13 PM   #19
Chris Li
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Dojo: Aikido Sangenkai
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Re: May I come visit your dojo?

Don J. Modesto wrote:
People seem offended at the dojo in question. I'm not. They sound like a serious bunch. I'm guessing Iwama, maybe, or Chiba's dojo. Whatever. Visitors may contribute nothing other than variety. At higher levels this is interesting and useful; at 4th KYU, it's only a damned distraction. This is before we factor in possible unctuous demeanors...
That's what I say - it's all about what's in it for me!

Truthfully, visitors can often be a distraction and a hassle - but I prefer the atmosphere in open dojos.



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