Re: What would you say to a new student?
do you have a ‘beginner’ program? at the end of each of the hour class in our course, there’d be a topic that we would address; introduction to who’s pics are at the shomen (o-sensei, nidai doshu, doshu, etc), importance of uke and nage, sempai/kohai relationship, importance of cleaning, sweeping after class, etc.
upon completion for the course, there’s the ‘welcome to the dojo’ speech: don’t be in a hurry. look at your dojo mates around you. you’ll be moving up together, which is a great opportunity to keep pushing each other up. helping each other move to the next level together. blah blah blah.