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Old 12-16-2000, 08:44 PM   #1
Gerardo A Torres
Dojo: Aikido West
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 23
Being punctual to class is something that I always strive for. I find it very important to take part in the initial formal bow, which I think sets the tone for the whole practice.

Whenever I'm late --unless I sincerely could not avoid it— I rather sit and watch the class instead of getting late on the mat.

Since everybody has different lifestyles --some more complicated that others—it would be inconsiderate to impose perfect punctuality. This goes against the believe that practicing is what's important.

Do you think everybody is truly, sincerely making their best to make it to class on time? Or some people just don't think is a big deal being a few minutes late?
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