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Old 11-27-2001, 07:09 PM   #18
Location: Australia
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 89
Originally posted by [Censored]

If classmates are disturbed by loud noises, that is their problem to solve.
This is what gets me. I don't understand how noise could distract other students. Shouldn't there also be kiaai-ing especially from the senior students? does that distract other students? From my experience it's the kiaai's which generate more noise than the mat slapping.

But i guess the amount of noise around would be dojo specific. We are constantly reminded that we are in a dojo and not a church so plenty of loud kiaai's are expected.

as far as breakfalls/highfalls are concerned, I have found that the high you go the softer you land and the less noise you make. Within reason of course
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