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Old 09-05-2001, 09:22 PM   #2
Location: Bay Area
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 1,200
I recently did the same thing you did and wasn't particularly bothered by anything I saw. I sure didn't see the sports emphasis either. The only singular non-martial thing I saw were brutally sloppy shomen strikes by a brown belt I was working with. I think he was annoyed with the persnickity white belt he was working with. They didn't seem to mind if I showed up in style so maybe I'll wear a different one next time.

Seriously, if I read the ranks correctly, I wouldn't have had any major comparative gripes with what I've seen in other dojos. I think you got a bad batch.

As to maintaining the tradition. Nah, better off I don't go there.
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