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Old 08-16-2004, 04:42 AM   #7
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Dojo: Alnwick aikido club (UKAU)
Location: Newcastle, England
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 217
Re: Etiquette for visiting foreign dojo

I've done this a few times myself and never had any problems turning up and introducing myself to the instructor on the day.

I take with me a white belt, black belt and my hakama and ask what the instructor would prefer I trained in.

I sit at the bottom of the mat when lining up, then prepare myself for the confusion that sometimes comes with training in a new dojo.

basically, I have found if you show a bit of courtesy you cant go far wrong.
(contacting in advance is a good idea too)
I have not yet found a dojo that is not welcoming

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