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Old 12-30-2001, 06:59 PM   #4
Dojo: Sheffield Shodokan Dojo
Location: Sheffield, UK
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 524
Re: welcoming new students

Originally posted by ca
So does anyone else have an opinion on this? Is it up to beginners to reach out, or the older students?
Well, I'm not sure about the group hugs, but I definitely would say its up to the more experienced students to do the reaching out.

Its easy to forget how daunting it can be for a beginner sometimes, just to walk into a dojo. Stepping on the mat for the first time is a pretty brave thing to do, compared to that it doesn't take any effort at all to at least smile and say hi.


ps.. I thought All Saints Eve was the one night of the year you're never alone in a pumpkin patch!
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