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Old 06-25-2008, 06:44 PM   #14
JamesC
Location: Fayetteville, AR, USA
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Re: Aikido & Community Service

How do you all feel about requiring your students to work around the Dojo itself?

Cleaning the mats and practice area should be a normal activity anyhow, but what about places that might require more? Perhaps gardening, cleaning of the changing rooms, bathrooms, etc. Stuff that keeps the Dojo going in an efficient manner?

Or do you see these as duties of the owner?

My personal opinion is that the practice area should be cleaned regularly by the students. As for everything else I would say it is the owners responsibility. Not saying that volunteering wouldn't be appropriate, but I don't think it should be expected.
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