Aikido & Community Service
I have been very impressed by what I have read on Gaku Homma's web site regarding his organization's commitment to (global) community service.
If your dojo regularly participates in community servive I would love to hear some of your experiences (good/bad).
If your dojo doesn't, how do you think the members would react if there were a policy that members were expected to help out with certain projects during the year as part of their membership ?
My opinion is that the benefits of a policy like this would be great for a dojo (and the members), however I realize that with the busy schedules of teachers & students, it might not be very practical for many dojos.