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Old 03-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #26
Chris Li
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Dojo: Aikido Sangenkai
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Re: Reigi- Correct behaviour

Lyle Laizure wrote: View Post
Goo ni itte wa, goo ni shitagae...follow the rules of the village you are in.....trouble is you don't always know what rules a village has when you enter.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do - St. Ambrose, 4th century.

Just common sense isn't it? It's the same for Japanese - Tokyo folks mess up Kyoto manners and vice versa.

Might as well go back to Emily Post.



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Old 03-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #27
Robert Cowham
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Re: Reigi- Correct behaviour

I discovered "Max Danger" and a sequel while on a 6 week stay in Tokyo - fondly revisited from time to time.

"Mr Etiquette" has its moments.

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:41 AM   #28
lars beyer
Dojo: Copenhagen Aikishuren Dojo
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Re: Reigi- Correct behaviour

Robert Cowham wrote: View Post
I discovered "Max Danger" and a sequel while on a 6 week stay in Tokyo - fondly revisited from time to time.

"Mr Etiquette" has its moments.

Hi Robert
Thanks, I¨ll give it a shot, looks like funny and informative reading
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #29
Dojo: Aikido Netzwerk
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Re: Reigi- Correct behaviour

I always thought we weren't very formal at our dojo, until my teacher told me that one of our students had trained somewhere else and told him that those people weren't as strict as we were...

Seriously, we do have some formal stuff, like not coming in during class, waiting to be acknowledged by the teacher if we're late... but we also have a lot of fun on the mat and talking is definitely allowed as long as it doesn't get to distracting. And we all seem to be very nice people, so we've never seemed to have any problems with respect - it comes naturally. Not the fearsome type, the friendly one. I'm glad I call my teachers by their first name and can invite them to my partys, get drunk with them and joke around a lot, while at the same time taking them seriously on the mat and accepting their superiour skills.
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