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Old 05-17-2004, 01:54 AM   #5
Mark Jewkes
Dojo: Frederikshavn Budo Klub
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 19
Re: Dedication of Kamiza

Hi everybody

in my dojo we use the term "shomen" simply meaning "front". Centered between the Japanese and the danish flag is a shelf with pictures of O-Sensei, Nishio Sensei. Beside the shelf hangs a calligraphy of "Take Musu Aiki". I agree with Fred, that aiki dojos should be secular, avoiding conflicts for Christian, Muslim or Jewish students. After all aikido is not a religion even though it is a perfect addition to any religious practice.

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