Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Dojo, Victoria BC Canada

Courtesy

Respect the space. Come to the dojo with an open mind and an open heart.  You have heard this said, but do you know why?  An open heart receives.  Ukemi, reception, requires the ability to receive.  In the dojo this …

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Etiquette

The best way to know the etiquette of a situation is to observe the situation for its signifiers; this simple courtesy has much to teach us about any situation and environment we may encounter.  Courtesy and awareness are the first …

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Listen Up

If you are ever told by your training partners that you are moving too fast or too hard for their comfort, stop and listen and correct your behaviour.  It does not matter if your training partner is the softest noodle …

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Mirror’s Edge

Some students express discomfort with having other people watch them learn.  While a certain amount of self-consciousness is natural to us all, the truth is that we are learning every moment of every day and, invariably, we have an audience. …

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