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Old 05-31-2006, 05:37 PM   #15
Dojo: Aikido of Norfolk/ Aikido Society of Memphis
Location: Norfolk, VA
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 162
Re: What exactly is an independent dojo?

There are also teachers who are independent because they were asked to leave an organization. They may or may not tell their students this.

I too have noticed some indepentent teachers shopping around for an organization through which they could get recognized ranking. The teacher gets certificates and the organizations add another dues paying dojo. It's been my experience that neither thinks highly of the other.

Jim Baker
Aikido of Norfolk
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