Re: ettiquette question
I've been in two dojos that line up according to rank. With one, which is within our association, I was politely told where to sit. They are very formal in their dojo and their are pre-set spots where each rank sits. The other was an independant dojo and I just wore a white belt (as stated on their website[they have a colored belt system]) and just sat at the end of the line. Even within our association things are different. At big seminars (at least what I have seen at Winter Camp) usually the black belts will sit in front and whites a little back, but no one will say anything to you if you, as a white belt, line up with all the black.