Sean Orchard wrote:
Yep, definitely seems weird to me. I'd be interested to hear what happened too.
Not my idea of a good night out.
Shodokan Honbu would prefer non-Shodokan people to watch also. I understand this perfectly as there is a definite rhythm to the training.
At Shodokan Himeji no one watches (you are dragged out onto the mat) - first time visitors don't pay either. My little contribution to the Aikido world even though it cuts the flow of training.
Still that is a choice I make and would not get upset if a group declined my participation for the reasons that group stated.