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#389640 - 04/03/08 11:20 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ironfoot]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 6772
hahaha

You know you're in a small dojo when...

- your dojo has wheels.

- The trophy on the shelf is from the instructor son's little league.

- dues are an honor system in a coffee can.

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#389641 - 04/04/08 01:52 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ed_Morris]
BrianS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 5959
Loc: Northwest Arkansas
When you walk in and can't close the door behind you.
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#389642 - 04/04/08 09:26 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: MattJ]
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Registered: 10/26/06
Posts: 177
Loc: Ohio
The mens and womens locker room is the phone booth at the end of the street.
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#389643 - 04/04/08 11:10 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ed_Morris]
Xaith Offline
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Registered: 10/12/04
Posts: 101
Loc: Indiana
-Warmups consist of moving the dining room table into the kitchen and picking up the baby's toys.

-You often hear "Master ____ says 'big space, big kata, small space, small kata.'"

-Forms are always done one student at a time.

- When practicing falls and rolls, you have to look out for the wife's piano, china hutch, and the occasional curious small child.

-When half the class doesn't show up, you get one-on-one training.

-Jumping kicks are no longer practiced on rainy days due to the infamous Ceiling Fan Incident

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#389644 - 04/04/08 11:14 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Xaith]
harlan Offline
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Quote:

When half the class doesn't show up, you get one-on-one training.



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#389645 - 04/04/08 02:00 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ronin1966]
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You know its a small dojo when the teachers cat comes through its door and is severely annoyed you are in his sun spot.





hahahaha...for real..
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#389646 - 04/04/08 06:25 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Xaith]
Tashigae Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 690
Loc: Samarobriva, Gallia
Quote:

-When half the class doesn't show up, you get one-on-one training.




I've actually been in that situation in my iaido class. Okay: it was really two thirds of the class who did't show up.

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#389647 - 04/04/08 06:53 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: MattJ]
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Registered: 09/27/07
Posts: 154
Loc: NYC
hey, my dojo is really small. it's in my sensei's garage.. i wouldn't go anywhere else if someone paid me.. smaller classes, you get more attention...learn more. get to know everyone in class, so you can all work together...

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#389648 - 04/05/08 03:11 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: karate_popo]
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand
Less people to spar with.

You become to familiar with the people you learn with.

You then start develop habits which is only effective against those people.

You then apply said habits somewhere else.

Those habits starts to backfire against you.

IMO Sensei attention is over-rated.

-Taison out
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#389649 - 04/08/08 01:54 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Taison]
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1031
Loc: Vermont
Before class can start you have to take down the kids fort in the dojang.

The poles in the middle of the dojang are routinely used in sparring for defensive purposes.

You'd get dizzy after running just a few laps around the dojang.

You have to rent another space for testing because there isn't enough room for the family members to watch.

The only air conditioning in the summer is a small fan in one of the windows, and in the winter the heater barely gets the room above freezing, on a good night.

You don't bother moving 10 feet from the dining room to the dojang to work on new pattern. Just kick over the table!

You know you are in a Rural Small Dojang when...

The main advertisement sign outside is the name on the mailbox, yet the school is a MAJOR landmark in town.

You loose most of your students for haying and sugaring.

Laura

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