6 Replies to “[Aikido Tutorial] Aikido Dojo Etiquette”

  1. M. Zaleski: When one shows respect in the dojo it helps to promote discipline and "internal" respect for all fellow dojo members. These rules also make it clear what to do and how to do it during class. The double clap is a good example of this. When the sensei claps her or his hands, all stop immediately and line-up for the next demonstration or instruction. It works very well.

  2. I would prefer someone having respect than showing respect. This constant bowing sounds artificial to me.
    Specially bowing and respecting tatami. I don't dig this one completely.

    Maybe I just don't like army style part of Aikido.

    For me what is important is if someone talks sense, not necessarily fact that they can throw me any way they want. I don't give respect for that to anyone. Black sheep of Aikido Steven Seagal can do it also and seems perfect example of what Aikido shouldn't look like. I actually met him and he seems same in real as on the screen.

    Thanks for the video. I like to watch them as learning a lot.

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