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Old 12-28-2009, 01:23 AM   #26
Maarten De Queecker
Dojo: Aikikai Gent, Brugse Aikido Vereniging
Location: Bruges
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 139
Re: Student Intake Questionnaire

Maybe it's because I'm european, but I find dojos who let possible students do intake exames incredibly elitist and arrogant. I can safely say that the survival chances of such dojos in Belgium would be nihil, mainly because martial arts have an "open-to-everyone" status, and closed elitist dojos (and its teachers) would be looked down upon.

After two years I still can't answer some of the questions. E.g. I don't know exactly why I'm practicing aikido, it's a riddle to me.

IMO such dojos are in direct oposition of O'Sensei's idea of creating and spreading a martial art for the whole world.
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