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Old 05-19-2004, 06:52 AM   #17
happysod
Dojo: Kiburn, London, UK
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2002
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Re: Ask not, what your dojo can do for you..

My understanding has always been that a dojo was just somewhere to practice? So an off-the-cuff answer would be I have no obligations to it whatsoever if I'm already paying dues for it's upkeep. If the place was being provided free or at a discount because of what a great bunch of people we were, then I would reconsider my obligations to the owners of the practice area out of basic politeness.

My interest in the answers given so far is a blurring between place to practice and the people there (covers both dojo and gym answers). Any obligations I feel are always between myself and other people, so are based on my relationship between them and me.

Picky I know but I always get nervous when places are the foundation of respect rather than people.
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