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Old 03-27-2008, 01:10 PM   #26
Dojo: midwest aikido center
Location: chicago
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 347
Re: Advice on Hombu dojo etiquette

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

i stand corrected.

thanx jorge
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:58 AM   #27
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
Re: Advice on Hombu dojo etiquette

Jerome Cervantes wrote: View Post

i stand corrected.

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

Best wishes,

"It is the philosophy that gives meaning to the method of training."
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:20 PM   #28
Dojo: Obata Aikido Kai
Location: Mie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 19
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.
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