VISITING OTHER DOJOS
Every time that I read something concerning to the subject I extract
those concepts that are revealing, adding furthermore my personal
experience, consequently conform a guide of great value, specially to
those belonging Shimbukan Argentina.
We always recall our first day in Aikido a peculiar sensation arise
entering in a new and unrecognisable world anxious to discover, along in
our life in martial arts this sensation is always with us, when visiting
others dojos, new teachers, new students that we do not have previous
The importance is that once you overcome this moment, you behave as long
you are there, the proper manner will serve you as a introduction to
fraternize with fellows students.
We present ourselves, express our intention, our graduation, name of our
teacher, if he is not well know the teacher of our teacher should be
offer, clarifying the ascendant line.
If we have a Shodan graduation or above will be proper if we show the
Yudansha Passport validate by Hombu Dojo if happen that the teacher
knows each other, the formally will be more simpler.
Once complete this formally, the first duty will be to observe and obey
the rule, If we decide to practice and we are welcome it means implicit
the acceptance of those codes, otherwise we should restrain of
We should not have to show a technique or methods to the dojo students
unless the professor ask for without interference when we work as uke
and not introduce nague to execute it in according to your pattern even
if your technique is superior.
Training humbly and leaving your ego somewhere else is essential to make
friends and not opponents at the same time you are promoting pleasant
attitude among the students.
To follow the techniques of the teacher must be a most, even they are
different you anyhow should carry it as much you can, eventually the
professor will notice the differences, regarding to style which is
The guest can only at a special request will show his prowess, it is
praiseworthy to emphasize the fulfilment of this norms otherwise
the member of the host dojo will detect it, causing uneasiness as well a
disrespect attitude toward them and their professor and above all a
Finally I will mark again that the higher graduation of the visitor more care should demonstrate