Re: Practice without tradition
It would seem to me to depend on the nature of the "Aiki-Family" as a whole. Tradition, or lack thereof, revolves around the dynamic of the group. I've trained one-on-one and we were very formal, and now I train with a group and we are very informal. Both are fine, but I do believe that one should at least know (even if you don't practice it at your home dojo) the elements of common dojo etiquette. Showing proper respect when traveling to train elsewhere is essential to opening new doors.