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Old 06-09-2006, 04:18 AM   #26
philipsmith
Dojo: Ren Shin Kan
Location: Birmingham
Join Date: Jun 2003
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Re: What exactly is an independent dojo?

Just to agree with Mr Ledyard.

"I don't agree with the politics" usually means "I'm not getting what I want from the association"; be that rank, position of authority or financial support.

Being independent is often an easy route to follow because you have complete freedom.

I remember a conversation where an aikido instructor said his dojo's teachers shouldn't be questioned because "I'm a Shihan [self appointed] and nobody tells me what to do"

In saying that I do know some independent dojos who are not concerned with rank etc.and are none the worse for that, but they are the exception.
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