Re: Visiting a Mission Viejo Dojo on Holiday
I have only visited one dojo and that was in Seattle. Things weren't done too differently, but the dynamics of the dojo were. For one, there were lots of females and in my dojo they are an endangered species. The way techniques were demonstrated and described were also differenent. I was surprised to see just how much I rely on our dojo's warm up routine as a way to sort of relax and get myself in the correct mind frame. I wasn't able to do relax as much because it was a totally different warm up routine.
In the end, I think it was a great experience. I was outside of my comfort zone, working with different people in a different dojo and it was just neat to learn from a new person who used a different teaching method all together. I am a fan of training outside of your own dojo.