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Old 10-20-2004, 12:34 AM   #3
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Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
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Re: Different dojo populations...

In my experience the dynamics of any particular dojo revolves around who the main instructor is.

This person will loose and attract students based on their personality which also dictates what is taught and how it is taught. The students reflect this.

I don't think it is correct to say that these students are all male and under 30 and therefore they train in this way or that. What you need to ask is why is this class made up in this way.

I'm young, reasonably fit and get off on a good sweat. Strangely so do the dojo members within my group and where I train as student. I know women who teach and train as I do and men my age that do not. I really don't think generalizations can be made.

Last edited by PeterR : 10-20-2004 at 12:40 AM.

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