Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > General

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-27-2008, 12:10 PM   #26
ramenboy
Dojo: midwest aikido center
Location: chicago
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 328
Offline
Re: Advice on Hombu dojo etiquette

Quote:
Jorge Garcia wrote: View Post
You receive the Aikikai registration number when you register with the Aikikai. It has no reference to rank. I know two people who have the number and are not ranked. The students at one of my dojos all get their Aikikai number at the time they test for 5th kyu just because that is the convenient time.

Jorge Garcia
ha!

i stand corrected.

thanx jorge
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 11:58 PM   #27
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
Offline
Re: Advice on Hombu dojo etiquette

Quote:
Jerome Cervantes wrote: View Post
ha!

i stand corrected.

thanx jorge
Its ok. I think most people believe what you said so it's not an uncommon belief.

Best wishes,
Jorge

"It is the philosophy that gives meaning to the method of training."
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 07:20 PM   #28
matsusakasteve
Dojo: Obata Aikido Kai
Location: Mie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 19
Japan
Offline
Re: Advice on Hombu dojo etiquette

Pretty funny story about the guy taking notes! I sometimes take pcitures at my dojo to post on my blog. I asked the sensei first and apologised. He seemed to accept it. I would never do it at Hombu. Would like to, but...
I go to Hombu in late May with 200 other people practicing at the same time and it is quite hot and humid. And crowded. Like two people to a mat. I hear a lot of "sumimasen" and "gomenasai" and also the occasional "bonk" of two skulls. People are generally pretty gentle with each other, considering the space limitations. The throws are generally more restrained than usual as well.
As a gaijin myself, I just follow the Japanese in my group so as to minimize my "foreigner faux paus" . And, yeah, I noticed that other foreigners were quick to point my transgressions of etiquette. Helpful lot.
Enjoy!
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

Aikido DVDs and Video Downloads - by George Ledyard Sensei & other great teachers from AikidoDVDS.Com



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What exactly is an independent dojo? David Yap General 64 11-14-2011 02:05 PM
Dojo Etiquette Elaine Adams General 21 02-18-2008 01:26 PM
Hombu Dojo grading list in Japanese? Jorge Garcia Techniques 5 05-30-2005 10:20 AM
Need advice/new guy to area's dojo YinYaker Training 17 02-15-2005 01:57 PM
Dojo loyalty or personal gain? Anonymous Anonymous 28 12-16-2004 04:26 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate