Re: aikido w/o any of the trappings
As a nidan I offer an additional night of training in some space I borrow from friend of mine that runs a Wado-Ryu dojo. On Monday nights for about an hour any of the folks (usually 2 or 3) from my dojo are welcome to come train in an informal setting. They can wear gi's or sweats and we don't bow in or out. We treat each other with respect and I teach and workout. The response has been good and I've seen some increased understanding in some students because we can work on their questions more than a structured class.
Just like anything else, it can be good or it can be bad.
Nobody has yet mentioned some of the garbage that passes for aikido in some dojos. Just because it's in a dojo and everyone is dressed to impress doesn't make the practice good.
Last edited by csinca : 07-02-2004 at 11:29 AM.