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Old 12-30-2001, 06:30 PM   #2
Location: Bay Area
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 1,200
Re: welcoming new students

Originally posted by ca
Another thing, which I was terrified of at first (as were most new students) was at the end of class, once Sensei had ended it and left the mat, the students all thanked and hugged each other. Coming from a very nondemonstrative family, this was easily much more scary than rolling. Again, the seniors were good about not letting the newbies kind of shuffle away to the change rooms...hard to get used to, but you can't keep hugging people and not start to feel like part of the family.
Hugging! By The Great Pumpkin! What is wrong with you and those people.
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