Tiyler Durden wrote:
2) - Dojo etiquette can also be used outside of the Dojo as well. As when we are polite towards other members of the public, friends and or relatives we make few enemies, right!
I agree with Tiyler - it's just a way of being polite. Perhaps it feels pretty strange to a non-Japanese person at first, but it soon becomes as familiar as "please" "thank you" or a handshake.
Things run smoother and happier when folks are being genuinely polite to one another, or we wouldn't bother doing it. It certainly isn't a bad thing!