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Old 10-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
Bill Danosky
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Dojo: BN Yoshinkan
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 433
Re: How respectful is the atmosphere in your dojo?

Pretty formal. We have a protocol for everything we do on the mat. If I have something I want to say, I'm careful of the timing and considerate of the instructor's authority over the students.

Paul Huber Sensei is a very down-to-Earth guy, but being Aiki children of Kit Hathaway Sensei, we all consider we're representing her reputation among other Aikidoka and the public. So observing proper dojo etiquette is a matter of honoring her. She's outspoken, too. So that only counts for how we behave on the mat.
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