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Old 10-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #13
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Re: How respectful is the atmosphere in your dojo?

Jason Rudolph wrote: View Post
Some examples of common disrespect may include standing when sensei is explaining something to a paired couple, standing with one's hands on one's hips,
Not disrespectful, IMO, although I was once reprimanded for it by a senior even after being told explicitly by her senior to continue training unless sensei asked us to stop and pay attention. Unless sensei asks people to stop and pay attention, we are expected to keep training.

Jason Rudolph wrote: View Post
talking while a technique is being demonstrated, looking out the window while a technique is being shown,
Definitely, disrespectful.

Jason Rudolph wrote: View Post
very junior students instructing their partners to name but just a few that I've noticed over the years and which drive me absolutely crazy whether I'm teaching or not.
This one is more difficult. We train all our partners, juniors and seniors, to test and offer feedback, but definitely not instruction. But then what is considered instruction differs and needs to be taught itself.



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