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Old 03-15-2004, 05:14 PM   #4
Dojo: Federación Mexicana de Aikido
Location: Mexico City
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 188
It would help to know how many square meters (or feet) of mat space do you have and what´s the maximum number of practitioners you would like to accommodate per session. I figured (and this is a totally unscientific approach) the minimum area for a confortable coupled practice (breakfalls and all) to be 9 square meters. Thus a regular area of say 36 square meters may confortably accommodate 8 adult practitioners (10 children) plus the instructor. Going back to your original question, for a recent seminar with Fujita sensei we managed to pack 120 practitioners in a 180 square meter area...we figured the best approach was to sit half of them, taking turns so everybody had equal practice time.
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