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Old 10-25-2005, 06:31 AM   #15
Dojo: Wokingham Aikido
Location: Reading, UK
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 393
United Kingdom
Re: The Role of Sempai

Jay Vigilla wrote:
However, the two feel it entirely necesary to throw each other in high falls and with great distance regardless of the available space they have on the mat. There are many near misses in regards to collisions with other training students.
The students are being incredibly selfish. The mat space belongs to everybody and is to be shared equally. In my home dojo the other seniors and I will simply ask people to move over and to consider their space and that of other people. If they ignore this they will just be told to shift in no uncertain terms!

If this discipline is not followed by everybody, there will be collisions and there will be injuries. Ask your sensei to choose how they'd like the dojo to be in this regard

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