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Old 05-17-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
kensparrow
Dojo: Methuen Aikido
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 97
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Ask not, what your dojo can do for you..

Two recent events have raised a question in my mind. The first was a story a fellow student told me, about how when he started, he walked into the dojo and asked Sensei (whom he refers to by his first name) why HE should study aikido. The second event relates to a voluntary donation fund created by students at our sister dojo to help pay for a new mat. An anonymous poster on our message board was (somewhat irately) questioning why dues could not pay for this.

My question is, what (if anything) do people feel they are owed in return for the dues they pay? What level of obligation beyond dues to people feel they owe their dojo?
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