Thread: exiting a dojo
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:41 AM   #7
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: exiting a dojo

Personally I would leave quietly, and tell your Sensei that you're leaving (which is curteous, especially if you've been training with him for years) but NOT go into detail about why.

It's a very normal and human urge to want to tell people what you dislike about them, and triply so when you're upset, but most of the time it serves no positive purpose. Usually it just creates or increases bad blood, and rarely has enough positives to make up for that. I can think of exceptions, but this doesn't sound like one of them.

I would be polite and vague about why you're leaving, and then find a friend who has no link to aikido or anyone involved who you can vent a bit to if you feel like there are things you need to get off your chest.

And best of luck finding a new place to train.

Last edited by Basia Halliop : 10-21-2013 at 09:50 AM.
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