Re: What exactly is an independent dojo?
Our independent dojo sensei promotes all students to attend any and all outside seminars and other learning sources. One of the reasons why he left his school was that his sensei didn't like it when students went to seminars presented by others. I personally love the training we get at our independent dojo and perhaps some day we will affilate with some organization if that is at all possible. In the meantime, I'll train hard and enjoy the time with my friends at the dojo.