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